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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Mixed phrasal verbs 2

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topic: MIXED PHRASAL VERBS 2 | level: Intermediate

1. How do you ________ the rise in crime this year?
  account for
  account in
  account to

2. Do you feel like playing soccer? = Are you ________ some soccer?
  up for
  up to
  up with

3. She ________. = She scolded him.
  told him in
  told him on
  told him off

4. If you're telling someone to ________, you're telling them to relax.
  calm out
  calm down
  calm in

5. This is the time of year when stores ________ their prices, so you can get good deals.
  mark on
  mark through
  mark down

6. My girlfriend and I had a big fight yesterday but we ________ almost immediately.
  made up
  made in
  made on

7. When I ________ on my life, I don't regret a single thing.
  look back
  look down
  look through

8. ________ the grass! Can't you see the sign?
  Keep out
  Keep on
  Keep off

9. The other runners had a hard time ________ with him during the race.
  keeping out
  keeping on
  keeping up

10. He will ________ doing it until you tell him to stop.
  keep on
  keep in
  keep to

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grammar notes
Phrasal Verb is the name given to an English verb which is composed of two or three words. One verb is combined with a preposition (like on, in, under) or an adverb (like up, down, away). Sometimes a phrasal verb can have a meaning that is very different to the meaning of at least one of those two or three words separately. Some text books call these verbs multi-word verbs. Phrasal verbs are used more frequently in everyday speech than in formal, official writing or speaking.

Oscar didn't know the word, so she looked it up in the dictionary.
We've run out of beer!
I have to get up early tomorrow.

REMEMBER: There are four types of phrasal verbs:
1. Phrasal verbs which take objects and are separable
2. Phrasal verbs which take objects and are inseparable
3. Phrasal verbs which do not take objects (these are always inseparable)
4. Three-word phrasal verbs

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