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Phrasal Verbs: Arguments

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Basically, a phrasal verb is a combination of a verb with at least one other word. These can be a verb and an adverb, a verb and a preposition, or even a verb with an adverb and a preposition.

Example: "John flew off the handle." Which means that John became very angry.

Phrasal Verbs

1. grow up - behave responsibly; behave as an adult, not a child.

2. put up with - tolerate.

3. hang up - end a phone conversation by replacing the receiver.

4. bring up -  to mention someone or something.

5. look down on - to consider someone or something as not important.

Now choose the correct the phrasal verbs for each sentence:

  • 1. It's not surprising that Joe has few friends. He seems to ___ anyone who doesn't like the same things that he does.

  • 2. I am tired of the way Sarah behaves. I am not going to ___ her anymore.

  • 3. I do not want to ___ that topic. I think it will cause an argument.

  • 4. I was so angry that I ___ before I said something I would regret.

  • 5. He's really silly and childish. I wish he would ___.