Phrasal Verbs Exercise For Class 8

Complete the following sentences using appropriate phrasal verbs. Answers are given at the end with explanations.

1. He turned ——————– to be a gangster. (out / off / on)

2. He worked ———————– the problem in a few minutes. (on / out / up)

3. He knows how to work ——————— the mob. (out / up / on)

4. He had promised to come, but he didn’t turn ——————– ( out / up / off)

5. His own friends and family turned ——————— him. (out / against / off)

6. That piano takes —————— too much space. (off / up / after)

7. She takes ——————- her mother. (after / off / on)

8. They are determined to stand ——————- for their rights. (out / up / over)

9. He always runs ——————- his opponents. (down / out / off)

10. The cost of living has run ——————– considerably. (up / across / off)

Answers

1. He turned out to be a gangster. (turn out = prove)

2. He worked out the problem in a few minutes. (work out = solve)

3. He knows how to work up the mob. (work up = excite)

4. He had promised to come, but he didn’t turn up. (turn up = come)

5. His own friends and family turned against him. (turn against = become hostile to)

6. That piano takes up too much space. (take up = occupy)

7. She takes after her mother. (take after = resemble)

8. They are determined to stand up for their rights. (stand up for = fight for)

9. He always runs down his opponents. (run down = disparage)

10. The cost of living has run up considerably. (run up = increase)

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