exercice phrasal verbs anglais 2

1. Don’t argue with her. She will never ……………………….
back up
back down
back out
2. The buyer …………………………. at the last moment.
backed down
backed out
backed up
3. ……………………. your stand with valid arguments.
Back off
Back up
Back down
4. The government must ………………………….. on drug traffickers and terrorists.
bear down
back out
bear on
5. She must be praised for ………………………………. under so much pressure.
bearing up
bearing down
bearing with
6. Please ………………………… us while we complete the paperwork.
bear down
bear with
bear up
7. The scandal ………………………… in a couple of weeks.
blew in
blew over
blew up
8. The terrorists ………………………… the railway station.
blew up
blew over
blew in
9. You should …………………….. those shoes ………………. before you go hiking.
break, up
break, in
break, off
10. Violent protests …………………………. in various parts of the country.
broke up
broke out
broke off
11. Democracy has ……………………. great changes in the lives of ordinary people.
brought out
brought about
brought on
12. Why did you ………………………….. the fact that she is unemployed?
bring up
bring out
bring down


Réponses

1. Don’t argue with her. She will never back down.
2. The buyer backed out at the last moment.
3. Back up your stand with valid arguments.
4. The government must bear down on drug traffickers and terrorists.
5. She must be praised for bearing up under so much pressure.
6. Please bear with us while we complete the paperwork.
7. The scandal blew over in a couple of weeks.
8. The terrorists blew up the railway station.
9. You should break those shoes in before you go hiking.
10. Violent protests broke out in various parts of the country.
11. Democracy has brought about great changes in the lives of ordinary people.
12. Why did you bring up the fact that she is unemployed?


 

1. We ……………….. from our vacation yesterday.
got up
got back
got off
2. I ………………. an old friend of mine in the morning.
came on
came across
came by
3. Please ………………… I will call father.
call on
hold on
put on
4. The accident ………………… near the post office.
took place
brought about
came about
5. They ……………….. the meeting because of the chairman’s illness.
put off
called off
Either could be used here
6. Please walk slowly. I can’t ………………… with you.
hold up
put up
come up
keep up
7. The boy ……………… a story to avoid punishment.
came up
made up
put up
8. She ……………… a hat because it was very hot.
put off
put on
hold on
9. The boy was ………………………… by his uncle.
put up
brought up
bought up
taken up
10. The smell of hospitals ………………… me …………………..
puts, off
comes, off
breaks, off

Réponses

1. We got back from our vacation yesterday. (get back = return)

2. I came across an old friend of mine in the morning. (come across = meet by chance)

3. Please hold on. I will call father. (hold on = wait)

4. The accident took place near the post office. (take place = happen, occur)

5. They called off the meeting because of the chairman’s illness. (call off = cancel)

6. Please walk slowly. I can’t keep up with you. (keep up = progress at the same speed)

7. The boy made up a story to avoid punishment. (make up = invent, create)

8. She put on a hat because it was very hot. (put on = wear)

9. The boy was brought up by his uncle.

10. The smell of hospitals puts me off.

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