ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: Transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs 2 | level: Intermediate



Paying attention to the definition of each of the phrasal verbs below, choose whether it is an intransitive phrasal verb (no direct object required) or whether it is a transitive phrasal verb and does require a direct object.

1. To make out (to decipher; to understand)
Is "He couldn't make out." correct?
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.

2. To set up (to arrange)
Is "My brother set up." correct?
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.

3. To sneak out (to leave a place quietly, secretly)
Is "Stacey and I snuck out." correct?
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.

4. To drop off (to deliver)
Is "I dropped off." correct?
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.

5. To fall for (to believe, in a na�ve way)
Is "We fell for." correct?
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.

6. To slow down (to go more slowly)
Is "The driver didn't slow down." correct?
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.

7. To make up (to reconcile after a fight)
Is "They made up." correct?
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.

8. To make up (to fabricate; to invent)
Is "They made up." correct?
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.

9. To blow up (to explode)
Is "The container blew up." correct?
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.

10. To bump into (to meet unexpectedly)
Is "We bumped into." correct?
  Yes, this is fine without a direct object.
  No, the sentence needs a direct object.


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