Phrasal verbs exercise

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Each sentence given below contains an incomplete phrasal verb. Supply an adverb particle or preposition that completes the expression.

1. They called ---------------- the classes because of the storm.

a) off b) out c) away

2. I really wanted the teacher to call -------------- me because I knew the answer.

a) on b) away c) out

3. Calm ------------------. Why do you get so upset over silly things?

a) out b) down c) in

4. Would you care --------------- a coffee?

a) about b) for c) after d) of

5. He spent years caring ----------------- his sick mother.

a) after b) for c) about

6. He had never played a musical instrument until he joined our class, but he caught ---------------------- very quickly.

a) up b) on c) into

7. As you have missed a lot of classes, you will have to work hard to catch ----------------- with the rest of the class.

a) on b) up c) down

8. Our plane arrived at 6 o'clock and we checked ---------------- the hotel at 6.30.

a) for b) into c) out

9. When you arrive at the conference, don't forget to check ----------------- at the registration desk.

a) out b) in c) into

10. According to these documents, they checked ------------------- of the hotel at 8.30.

a) into b) in c) of

Answers

1. They called off the classes because of the storm. (To call off is to cancel.)

2. I really wanted the teacher to call on me because I knew the answer. (To call on is to ask someone for an answer.)

3. Calm down. Why do you get so upset over silly things?

4. Would you care for a coffee? (care for = like)

5. He spent years caring for his sick mother. (Care for can also mean take care of.)

6. He had never played a musical instrument until he joined our class, but he caught on very quickly. (To catch on is to make quick progress.)

7. As you have missed a lot of classes, you will have to work hard to catch up with the rest of the class. (To catch up with somebody is to stop being behind them)

8. Our plane arrived at 6 o'clock and we checked into the hotel at 6.30.

9. When you arrive at the conference, don't forget to check in at the registration desk. (To check in is to inform that you have arrived.)

10. According to these documents, they checked out of the hotel at 8.30.

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