Phrasal Verbs 1

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Complete the following phrasal verbs with a preposition(s) or participle(s) from the list. The meaning of the phrasal verb is given in brackets at the end of each sentence. over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with


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  • 1. 
    Some parents are criticized for the way bring ………. their children.(raise)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 2. 
    The committee members fell ……… over plans for the new health centre. (argued)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 3. 
    They refused to face ……….   ……….. their responsibilities, with disastrous consequences. (accept an unpleasant sate of affair, and try to deal with it)SEPERATE WITH SPACEover, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 4. 
    The president decided to call ………… his visit to Europe. (not to go ahead with smth)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 5. 
    It is only at election time that Members of Parliament count ………… support from their constituents. (rely / depend)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 6. 
    Many developing countries are failing to catch ……….   ……….  Their more developed neighbours. (get to the same level)SEPERATE WITH SPACEover, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 7. 
    It can take months or even years for political scandals to die ……….   . (become less strong)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 8. 
    An alarming number of students drop ……….. ……….   School early every year. (leave)SEPERATE WITH SPACEover, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 9. 
    Major international companies can’t figure  ……….  the popularity of the anti-capitalist movement. (find it hard to understand)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 10. 
    If they examined the issue more closely, they would find ……….   The reasons for the changes. (discover)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 11. 
    As we grow  ……….   our priorities change. (change from being children to being adult)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 12. 
    Students can be quite creative with the reasons they give for not handing ………..   their homework. (giving their teachers)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 13. 
    Salaries very rarely keep ……….  ……….  the cost of living. (rise at the same speed as)SEPERATE WITH SPACEover, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 14. 
    The latest Avicenna report leaves ……….. the reasons for demographic shifts. (does not include)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 15. 
    It does point ………..  the mistakes made by the agency over the last few years. (show)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 16. 
    Before you write your essay, you should look ………..  the Party’s history. (research)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 17. 
    Many employees carried  ……….  working despite pressure from the unions. (continued)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 18. 
    Once people fail ………..  with their mortgage payments, they come under extreme financial pressure from their bank. (become late)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 19. 
    The first step to a healthier lifestyle is to cut ……….. ………. the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. (reduce)SEPERATE WITH SPACE over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 20. 
    It is becoming more common for people to cut ……….. meat from their diet. (stop eating)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 21. 
    During the 1990s, a lot of hospitals were taken ………. by private trusts. (become controlled by another organization)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 22. 
    When computer technology fails us, we have to make do ………… more primitive methods. They are called ‘pen and paper’. (use smth because there is nothing else available)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 23. 
    In this essay, I’d like to put ……….  the arguments in favour of global capitalism. (suggest or state the case for smth)over, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with
  • 24. 
     When I look ……….  ……….  My childhood, I remember the many sacrifices my parents made for me. (think about smth that happened in the past)SEPERATE WITH SPACEover, back, into, forward, of, on, down, to, up, behind, out, in, off, with