This quiz was designed for intermediate ESL students (not native speakers of English). It will test your knowledge of common phrasal verbs that are used in North America. These phrasal verbs are listed on our Basic Phrasal Verbs page.
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Remember, a phrasal verb is like an idiom — it is a phrase that has a special meaning. Phrasal verbs have a main verb and another word that is usually either an adverb or a preposition. Here are some examples:
- Let’s get together on Tuesday. (main verb + adverb)
- I decided to put off the meeting until next week. (main verb + preposition)
Phrasal verbs are very common in spoken English, especially in informal (casual) speech.
Add an adverb or preposition to the main verb to complete the phrasal verb. Each correct answer is worth 100 points. You can look at the definition of the phrasal verb before making your choice, but it will cost you 20 points.
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