EXERCISE: Phrasal verbs

1. Things seem to be working quite well for her, she’s got the Midas touch !

2. « You’d better come » he said, looking up at the cat high up in the tree.

3. Eventually he won his mother and she agreed to send him more money.

4. After the police had cracked the illegal weapons owners, peace was restored.

5. How can we win all the money if you don’t let us play again ?

6. This company has come new ideas to develop biodegradable plastic bags.

7. We can’t afford to carry our technological development in such an uncontrolled fashion.

8. I don’t want to interfere, but did you know she has been carrying her boss for years?

9. She signed the beauty contest, but she didn’t stand a chance.

10. The teacher always asks girls to wipe the board, never boys.

11. I tried to look this idiom in your dictionary, but I failed.

12. You can’t wear those trousers like that. They need taking !

13. If you don’t have anything else to drink, water from the tap will do . Thank you.

14. Why did all the students have to leave the lab yesterday afternoon ? Because someone had reported a bomb had been planted and it could have gone .

15. It’s a pity so many students drop these days. They are no longer interested in school.

16. Why don’t you hang when you receive such calls ?

17. Shall we count the days left before our last exam ?

18. « Lie and relax » said the nurse kindly.

19. He couldn’t start the engine after he had broken .

20. The governor can call any execution if he wants to.

21. He loves chatting girls but they often don’t respond the way he would like them to !

22. We might as well cut fuel and turn off the central heating while we are away.

23. We can’t keep putting the meeting she said frowning.

24. This factory chimney gives noxious fumes and we are going to report it to the Ministry of Health.

25. The strike was triggered because numerous illegal workers had been hired.

26. We all put his bad mood his poor school results, but we definitely can’t help him, it’s up to him to do what he thinks best.

27. Hold a minute, I need a pen to write your name and address.

28. We need to put more consistent arguments if we want to persuade them to give us a hand.

29. Did the film live your expectations ?

30. I think they invited us to find whether we might be interested in joining their new branch of the Rotary Club.

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Analyse : Jean Schumacher   Réalisation informatique : Boris Maroutaeff
Dernière mise à jour : 13/09/2001