exercice phrasal verbs anglais 1

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1. The principal called …………….. an explanation from the students.

a) for

b) forth

c) in

2. I will happily carry ………………. your instructions.

a) out

b) off

c) on

3. The stain wouldn’t come ……………..

a) off

b) of

c) out

4. The actor carried ……………….. his role brilliantly.

a) out

b) off

c) of

5. The manager called me …………….. and demanded an explanation.

a) in

b) on

c) out

6. I was called ……………….. to make a speech.

a) upon

b) up

c) in

7. How did you come ……………….. that necklace?

a) by

b) about

c) across

8. Fear can bring …………….. a heart attack.

a) on

b) out

c) up

9. Somebody had broken ……………. through the back door.

a) in

b) off

c) up

10. Four prisoners have broken ……………….. of the prison.

a) away

b) out

c) up

Réponses

1. The principal called for an explanation from the students.

2. I will happily carry out your instructions.

3. The stain wouldn’t come off.

4. The actor carried off his role brilliantly.

5. The manager called me in and demanded an explanation.

6. I was called upon to make a speech.

7. How did you come by that necklace?

8. Fear can bring on a heart attack.

9. Somebody had broken in through the back door.

10. Four prisoners have broken out of the prison.

 

 

1. He continues to call ……………………………….. his old colleagues.

a) on b) at c) in

2. It took me quite some time to get…………………………………. my breakup with Nancy.

a) over b) on c) in

3. I need to go ………………………………. the documents again before I can arrive at a decision.

a) on b) over c) in

4. He has already gone ………………………………. all his money.

a) over b) through c) on

5. Jane has agreed to look …………………………… my baby when I am gone.

a) after b) at c) for

6. The officer said that he would look …………………………………. the matter.

a) into b) at c) after

7. I ran ………………………………. an old friend of mine yesterday.

a) across b) at c) after

8. I ran ……………………………… Mary at the super market.

a) into b) after c) at

9. I look forward ……………………………….. hearing from you.

a) for b) to c) on

10. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw my old boss waiting ………………………………. tables.

a) on b) for c) at

Réponses

1. He continues to call on his old colleagues. (call on = visit)

2. It took me quite some time to get over my breakup with Nancy. (get over = overcome, recover)

3. I need to go over the documents again before I can arrive at a decision. (go over = review)

4. He has already gone through all his money. (go through = use up)

5. Jane has agreed to look after my baby when I am gone. (look after = take care of)

6. The officer said that he would look into the matter. (look into = investigate)

7. I ran across an old friend of mine yesterday. (run across = find by chance)

8. I ran into Mary at the super market. (run into = meet)

9. I look forward to hearing from you. (look forward to = anticipate with pleasure)

10. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw my old boss waiting on tables. (wait on = serve)

 

1. The proofreader looked …………………………………. the document carefully.

a) over b) up c) on

2. Look …………………………………. unfamiliar words in a dictionary.

a) up b) on c) out

3. When asked why he was absent, he made ……………………………… a story about being ill.

a) over b) out c) up

4. I couldn’t make ……………………………….. anything that she said.

a) out b) up c) over

5. A crane was used to pick ……………………………….. the bus.

a) up b) out c) over

6. None of the grammar software out there can point ……………………………… all the grammar mistakes in a piece of writing.

a) out b) at c) in

7. You must put …………………………….. some money for your retirement.

a) away b) off c) out

8. We will have to put …………………………. the meeting until Wednesday.

a) off b) away c) on

9. He is in his room putting ……………………………… his shoes.

a) on b) off c) away

10. The firemen could not put …………………………….. the fire.

a) off b) out c) down

Réponses

1. The proofreader looked over the document carefully.

2. Look up unfamiliar words in a dictionary.

3. When asked why he was absent he made up a story about being ill.

4. I couldn’t make out anything that she said.

5. A crane was used to pick up the bus.

6. None of the grammar software out there can point out all the grammar mistakes in a piece of writing.

7. You must put away some money for your retirement.

8. We will have to put off the meeting until Wednesday.

9. He is in his room putting on his shoes.

10. The firemen could not put out the fire.


1. Smoking is a dangerous habit. You must give it ………………..

a) on
b) up
c) on

2. Let’s go ………………… the main points again.

a) off
b) through
c) on

3. It is too warm. Take your coat ……………….

a) down
b) off
c) out

4. You have done very well in the test. ………………. it up.

a) Keep
b) Put
c) Go

5. I am …………………… for a job.

a) keeping
b) looking
c) going

6. Don’t walk on the grass. ………………… off it.

a) Put
b) Keep

c) Go

7. I don’t want the lights on. Please put them ………………….

a) off
b) out
c) on

8. Your friends have already left. You must hurry to ………………. up with them.

a) catch
b) put
c) call

Réponses

1. Smoking is a dangerous habit. You must give it up.

2. Let’s go through the main points once again.

3. It is too warm. Take your coat off.

4. You have done very well in the test. Keep it up.

5. I am looking for a job.

6. Don’t walk on the grass. Keep off it.

7. I don’t want the lights on. Please put them out.

8. Your friends have already left. You must hurry to catch up with them.


1. Before I could say anything, he dashed ……………………

a) out
b) off
c) on

2. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to dash ……………….. an email to us.

a) up
b) off
c) out

3. The truth finally dawned …………………… him.

a) at
b) on
c) about

4. The excitement soon died …………………

a) down
b) off
c) out

5. The giant pandas are dying …………………..

a) away
b) down
c) out

6. He spent the whole day digging ……………………… the garden.

a) down
b) in
c) over

7. Many countries have done ……………………. the capital punishment.

a) away
b) away with
c) with

8. The late hours eventually did him …………………

a) out
b) in
c) up

Réponses

1. Before I could say anything, he dashed off.

2. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to dash off an

email to us.

3. The truth finally dawned on him.

4. The excitement soon died down.

5. The giant pandas are dying out.

6. He spent the whole day digging over the garden.

7. Many countries have done away with the capital punishment.

8. The late hours eventually did him in. (To do somebody in is to make them tired.)

 


 

1. The terrorists had planned to blow ………………………………… the palace.

a) up b) away c) off

2. I didn’t like it when she brought ……………………………….. the matter of divorce all over again.

a) off b) up c) on

3. He was brought …………………………………. by his uncle.

a) away b) up c) on

4. I wish they would call the meeting …………………………………..

a) off b) on c) for

5. She asked me to do the job …………………………………..

a) over b) on c) ever

6. We will have to find ………………………………… who the real culprit is.

a) out b) with c) in

7. The book store is giving ……………………………… used books.

a) away b) off c) out

8. When are you going to give me my money ………………………………….?

a) away b) back c) again

9. The students have handed ………………………………… their work.

a) on b) in c) off

10. Armed men held …………………………… the bank yesterday.

a) up b) off c) in

Réponses

1. The terrorists had planned to blow up the palace.

2. I didn’t like it when she brought up the matter of divorce all over again.

3. He was brought up by his uncle.

4. I wish they would call the meeting off.

5. She asked me to do the job over.

6. We will have to find out who the real culprit is.

7. The book store is giving away used books.

8. When are you going to give me my money back?

9. The students have handed in their work.

10. Armed men held up the bank yesterday.

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