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phrasal verb quiz 2

Average: 1.5 (177 votes)

'Go to sleep = drop off? fall off? throw off? stop off?'

Hi guys. Well some of you asked for another one because you liked the last phrasl verb quiz we gave you. So here it is!

It's the same as the last time: you must choose the correct phrasal verb that matches the key word.

Useful Phrasal Verb - 'Hang'

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The young students liked to hang out after class 

'He likes to hang out with his friends!'

You will be happy to know that there are not many phrasal verbs using hang, but the ones we use are very useful for you to know.

Let's take a look at seven hang phrasal verbs and some example sentences. Remember:

phrasal verb quiz...test your knowledge!

Average: 2.2 (230 votes)

'Break down? Break up? Break in?'

Hi guys! Phrasal verbs...maybe you love them so much you want to kiss your computer, or hate them so much you want to throw it out of the window. However you feel about them, they are very important for you to learn!  Phrasal verbs, at first sight, can seem difficult to understand, however, the more phrasal verbs you learn, the more you will notice a pattern in how they are formed.

Phrasal Verb - 'Get': 8 verbs you should know!

Average: 1.8 (200 votes)

'Don't let your problems get you down.'

A phrasal verb is a verb + preposition. Phrasal verbs are very common in English and can have more than one meaning. It is very important to learn phrasal verbs. The best way to learn them is to practise. Today we look at a few uses of the phrasal verb 'get'.

Phrasal Verbs using 'take' (part 1)

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'Marie decided to take up the violin.'


‘Take’ appears in many phrasal verbs. Here are several uses of the verb. In the future, we will be looking at other examples, but first try and memorise these.

What's the difference between 'wake up' & 'get up'?

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The two phrasal verbs 'get up' and 'wake up' are similar, but different.

When your alarm rings in the morning you 'wake up' as you are no longer sleeping.

'Get up' means that you get out of bed.

'I  wake up at 7am, but i don't get up until 7:30.'


Phrasal Verb - 'Add Up'

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The phrasal verb Add Up can be used to talk about a calculated a total sum: 'The waiter added up the bill and the total sum was $10'.

Add Up is also means to make sense: His theory doesn't add up. 'I don't think he did enough research'.

Add Up To is used to talk about an equaled amount. E.g. 'The total bill added up to $10'.


Phrasal Verb ' Break Down'

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The phrasal verb Break down + noun can be used to talk about analysing something in detail: "You need to break down the maths problem in order to solve it properly."

Break down is also used to talk about something that has stopped working properly: "Can you please come and pick me up from work? My car has broken down."

Phrasal Verb - 'Drop off'

Average: 3.2 (31 votes)


Let’s take a look at the phrasal verb ‘drop off’.  As you know, phrasal verbs can have more than one meaning. In this cartoon, ‘drop off’ means both ‘fall off’ and ‘fall asleep’. For example:

1) Drop off – similar to fall

The boys dropped stones off the cliff

2) Drop off – fall asleep

Pick Up

Average: 3.9 (36 votes)

Let’s take a look at the phrasal verb ‘pick up’. In this cartoon it has two meanings:

1) Pick up – to lift an object with the hands

'Keep your back straight when you pick the TV up.'

2) Pick up – learn something without effort

'It's possible to pick up enough English in two weeks to get by on your trip to London.'