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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Phrasal verbs with HOLD 1

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ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: PHRASAL VERBS 1 (TO HOLD) | level: Advanced




Choose the correct preposition to complete each of the following sentences:


1. He held ________ (= robbed) a bank in Sydney.
  out
  on
  up

2. Hold ________! = Wait!
  out
  in
  on

3. You might want to hold ________ buying a house. = You might want to wait before buying a house.
  up to
  off on
  out for

4. She was holding ________ a miracle. = She was hoping a miracle would happen.
  off on
  out for
  up to

5. He couldn't hold ________ his feelings any longer.
  back
  up
  off

6. My brother has never been able to hold ________ a job (= to keep a job) for longer than six months.
  out
  down
  back

7. The government troops tried to capture the city, but the rebels held them ________. (= prevented them from doing this)
  off
  out
  on

8. The phone was being held ________ by tape.
  on
  up
  together

9. The flight was held ________ (= delayed) due to bad weather.
  up
  on
  together

10. He held ________ the belief that she loved him. = He continued to believe that she loved him.
  off
  to
  up


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