Note: to make a verb phrasal we usually take the following prepositions: about after along away back down forward in into off on out over round through up with.
a) Insert the needed preposition:
- Good morning! Stand __.
- He put __ painting and cut the grass first.
- I’ll go online and look __ ‘phrasal verbs’.
- Look me __ the next time you’re in town.
- Frankie passed __ newspapers.Bennie became dizzy and passed __.
- Look __ that task I gave you.
b) Insert the needed preposition:
- I called __ today because I’m sick.
- Dog owners sometimes look __ on cat owners, which is silly, because cat owners sometimes look __ on dog owners.
- We had to call __ the meeting due to the absence of most attending.
- Please, carry __ your work.
- Caterpillars turn __ butterflies.
- She gave __ after a month of her diet!
- He sure got __ with that.
- The surgery was rough, but he pulled __.
- After you pass the park, turn __ the school parking lot.
- Tom put __ with many jokes when he took his guinea pig to work.
- They had such a cute love story, that no one believed they could break __.
- Fred was stranded in the woods for 3 days with only a box of candy bars, so he’s put __ by chocolate for now.
- Are you looking __ the weekend?
- Annie had a blow ___ when she saw a tear in her dress.
- I look __ to meeting with you.
- What do you think __ it?
- Come __, come __ with me.
- Please, could you look __ the children while I’m away?
- I hate you! Go __!
- Come __. You are welcome.
- Once again your car broke __.
- Shouldn’t you repair the car at the station? I will be __! In a new episode. Bye!
- Come __ and see us sometimes!
- The robber gave __ when the cops cornered him.
- Look __ the newspaper. Something wrong is going on in the city.
- Watch __! You are in danger!
- When she spilled her milk, she carried __ about it for hours.
- David circled __ the girl at the party, waiting for a chance to talk to her.
c) Correct the mistakes:
- Stand through! The class will start.
- Come out! You’re welcome.
- Follow me over the street. I will go first.
- Calm up. There is nothing to worry about.
- Will you come about in one hour?
- What do you think forward this news?
- Turn the lights up, please.
- Think along my proposition.
- Go off your grammar.
- John circled out the girl at the party, unfortunately, without success.
- Look round the chapter. I think there’s something useful for you.
- Throw around your old papers.
d) Match the beginnings and endings to make up sentences from the two parts:
|The news got||It isn’t dark.|
|He tries to||about that John and Sheila had got married.|
|She will come||what your friend told you.|
|The car broke||You will fall down!|
|I am looking||in these papers, please.|
|Fill||over our expenses once again.|
|Turn the lights off.||it is warm inside.|
|Take off your coat;||to come round.|
|Look out!||forward to Friday.|
|We need to go||down because of you!|
|Think over||give up drinking Cola.|
|She promised||back after her holiday in Spain, won’t she?|
|I want to||get along with her, but without success.|