Phrasal Verb Exercises A-B

Sometimes, you must use a pronoun between the main verb and the particle. If this is the case, the required pronoun can be found in brackets after the space.


1. I'm tired and stressed and the kids have been all day. They don't seem to know how to behave properly.

2. I met Harold in the supermarket. He was you and I said you were fine and really happy about this new job you've got.

3. I'll (your boss) for dinner tonight if he isn't busy. It will make a good impression, don't you think?

4. If your boss accuses you of missing yesterday's meeting on purpose, I will (you) by saying you had to do something for me.

5. I can hardly read this document. Go and (it) so it is at least twice the size.

6. These statistics are too confusing. We need to (them) down into the four different seasons of the year for a clearer picture.

7. If someone phones me while I am in the meeting, I will have to for a few minutes as I am expecting a really important call.

8. After the First World War, the Austro-Hungarian empire was into several pieces.

9. Sales are up 10% on this period last year. We need to that if we are to save this company.

10. When I told her about her mother's illness being incurable, she tears.

11. He the police inspector by buying his wife a nice present and complimenting his car, hoping it would help his son who was being held in custody.

12. The trade union leader may be a problem with these new conditions but Mr. Harvis seems to think he can be with a few thousand dollars.

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