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Phrasal Verbs with Out

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English has a large number of phrasal verbs, many of which use the preposition out.

For example go out means to leave your home for a short time. Also, remember that some phrasal verbs can have more than one meaning. Go out also means to have a boyfriend/girlfriend.

Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!

  • 1. I've got a problem that needs to be SORTED OUT as soon as possible.




  • 2. My friend is visiting my city for a few days and he needs help with SORTING OUT accommodation.




  • 3. We've almost RUN OUT OF petrol and need to find a petrol station.




  • 4. While checking my friend's facebook status I FOUND OUT that she's gotten engaged to her boyfriend.




  • 5. My boss often gets angry and CHEWS people OUT for small mistakes.




  • 6. Remember when he told us about the time he met Celine Dion? Well, it TURNS OUT that he actually lied.




  • 7. In high school I FELL OUT with my best friend and we never spoke to each other again.




  • 8. I love MAKING OUT with my husband. He's a fantastic kisser.




  • 9. Every month I need to WORK OUT a budget before I start spending my money.




  • 10. There was a huge fire in the forest. It took firefighters hours to PUT it OUT.