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Separable phrasal verbs worksheet

Complete the following sentences using appropriate phrasal verbs. Click here for a printer-friendly version of this separable phrasal verbs worksheet

The two parts of a separable phrasal verb can be separated. That means the preposition in a separable phrasal verb can go before or after the object.

Complete the following sentences.

1. The terrorists blew ------------------------- the bridge.

a) away b) up c) off

2. Why do you always have to bring ------------------------- this topic?

a) off b) away c) up

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

a) up b) off c) away

4. The meeting has been called --------------------------

a) off b) away c) on

5. Do this homework -------------------------

a) on b) over c) away

6. She filled ------------------------ the bucket with water.

a) out b) up c) over

7. Give me my money --------------------------

a) again b) back c) out

8. She handed --------------------------- her assignment and left the room.

a) in b) up c) on

9. Before you sign important papers, you must look them ------------------------

a) over b) away c) in

10. She spoke in such a low voice that we couldnít make --------------------------- what she was saying.

a) up b) out c) off

11. Pick ------------------------ the adjectives from the group of words given below.

a) out b) away c) up

12. We asked the manager to put ---------------------------- the meeting.

a) off b) away c) up

13. The firemen put -------------------------- the fire before it could cause any damage.

a) out b) up c) away

14. Take ----------------------- what I say.

a) down b) out c) off

15. He took his shoes ---------------------------- and went to bed.

a) away b) off c) down

16. Thatís such a good opportunity. Donít just throw it -----------------------

a) off b) away c) out

17. He turned the music ---------------------------- so that he wouldnít disturb the old woman downstairs.

a) down b) up c) out

18. Turn ------------------------- the lights and fans when you do not use them.

a) off b) down c) on


1. Blew up (= exploded)

2. Bring up (= mention a topic)

3. Brought up (= raised)

4. Called off (= cancelled)

5. Do this homework over. (do over = repeat a job)

6. Filled up (= filled to capacity)

7. Give me my money back.

8. Handed in (hand in = submit something)

9. Look over (= examine)

10. Make out (= understand, hear)

11. Pick out (= choose)

12. Put off (= postpone)

13. Put out (= extinguish)

14. Take down (= make a written note)

15. Took off (= remove clothing)

16. Throw away (= discard)

17. Turn down (= lower volume)

18. Turn off (= switch off)

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