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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #92945: Phrasal verbs
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Particles [Change theme]
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    Phrasal verbs

    Phrasal verbs

     Look out! There is a bus coming. I came across a strange creature yesterday. The Space Shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986.


     to give


     to give up

     Useful particles to build phrasal verbs:  out, across, on, with, up, out, down, by, over, round, through, along, behind... 

     Take up


     to sit down 

     Please sit down to relax a while, and have
     a cup of tea.

    She is doing sit-ups. (Gymnastics)
     to sit up
    1. To rise from lying down to a sitting position.
    2. To sit with the spine erect.



     to run past)

     These men run past Tower Bridge.


       to ride back 

     After shopping, Lucy rides back home.


     to pour down 

     It has been pouring down all day long.


     to die out 

     Giant Pandas are dying out.



     to eat up

     You’re not going out until you’ve
     eaten up your dinner.


     to tidy up 

     David! I want you to tidy up
     your room at once.



     to put out 

     The fireman is trying to put out the fire.


     to take after

     Does this boy take after his father?


     to make out 

     Can you make out the plane through
     the fog?


     to fall through

     Heavens! All my plans are falling through.



    A phrasal verb can have several meanings

     to make out (to discern) 
     (to understand)
     (to manage)


     to blow up (to explose)
     (to enlarge)

    Not always the same particle

     Put Look
     to put away  to look after
     to put  by  to look ahead 
     to put off  to look back
     to put on

     to look for (sb/sth)

     to put out   to look up 
     to put up    to look forward to  


    Particles + prepositions

     The children are looking forward to Christmas.


     John is looking forward to seeing his friend Bob again.

     How to get on with a difficult boss!

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    Choose the right particle.

    My friend Sarah has missed the last bus. I will put her for the weekend.

     Because of bad weather we have asked the boss to put the meeting until Monday.

     Wait a minute, I'm coming. I have to put the car

    I've heard that Tommy is putting 20£ every month to buy a new bike.

    J'ai appris que Tommy mettait de côté 20 livres chaque mois pour acheter une nouvelle bicyclette.

     I have looked  my mobile phone in my office, in the car, under the bed but I can't find it anywhere.

     Look  and tell me I'm not dreaming, I've seen an alien behind us.

     Many people keep hens to supply eggs. But like all animals, looking  chickens takes an effort.

     You have misspelled the words 'dumbbell' and 'mischievous'. You had better look them  in a dictionary.

    During the storm, the captain couldn't  the dangerous reefs and the ship sank.

     All my plans  when I found out that it was not possible to get a loan to restore the old mill.

     The other day, I  an old friend of mine. I hadn't seen him since he got married.

     Peter  learning Mandarin two years ago, but  after a few lessons he .

     Say if the words in blue are correct or incorrect.

     After the party the house was a real mess. It took me five hours to tidy up it . .

     At the end of the day we rode to the stable back .

     As I was walking through the forest a deer ran past me  and quickly disappeared.                      

     Children, it's late. Put your toys away  and put your pyjamas on .

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