Printable Handout: Phrasal Verbs - Off

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Instructions: Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence

Q1 - His mother was angry and ........ him off for being late
put
took
told
Q2 - The waiter's coughing ..... me off the dinner; I couldn't eat any of it
put
set
got
Q3 - Everybody was surpised when her plan ..... off and she got promoted
went
got
came
Q4 - I was tired and ..... off during the play
nodded
popped
slept
Q5 - Jess ...... off her engagement when she found out that her partner had been unfaithful to her
broke
took
went
Q6 - Newcastle United ...... off the FA cup last season
went
carried
took
Q7 - Fran was so tired that she ........ off during the lecture
went
came
dozed
Q8 - The college was closed because numbers had been ....... off for years
falling
coming
going
Q9 - The factory chimneys ....... off a lot of smoke
take
bring
give
Q10 - The rain ...... off and they were able to play the match
came
held
stood
Q11 - He hates his boss and is always ....... off about her
mouthing
speaking
talking
Q12 - Tourists are often ...... off and pay far too much for what they buy
taken
given
ripped
Q13 - The minister ..... off a load of statistics to defend her department's actions
rattled
spoke
told
Q14 - The dog ..... off the burglars, who left without taking anything
scared
bit
took
Q15 - Lenka started jogging to ....... off the weight she'd put on during the holidays
work
give
set
Q16 - The old man ...... off the two muggers
set
went
fought
Q17 - The countries ...... diplomatic relations a few months before they went to war
broke
set
put
Q18 - If you are charged too much money for something, you are ....... off
ripped
bought
paid
Q19 - I went to the gym to ..... off my anger
set
turn
work
Q20 - Please ....... off the grass and stay on the path
keep
take
put
Q21 - The burglars were scared ......... when the dog started barking
away
up
off
Q22 - After the deserts, we ....... off the meal with coffee and a whisky
finished
worked
rounded
Q23 - She ........ her coat off because it was very hot
put
took
made
Q24 - They're travelling around India for six months; they ........ off this morning for the airport
set
let
told
Q25 - Because it was not a very serious crime, the police ........ her off with just a warning
set
let
get
Q26 - The robbers ........ off with ten thousand pounds
let
made
got
Q27 - It's five thirty so I ........ off home now
am
get
make
Q28 - Although he was guilty, he ........ off without any punishment
got
let
was
Q29 - Her electricity was ........ off because she hadn't paid the bill
set
cut
put
Q30 - The plane ........ off on time, but arrived an hour late
got
made
took
Q31 - The car was so badly damaged that the insurance company ........ it off
set
wrote
turned
Q32 - When you leave, could you remember to ........ off the lights please
turn
take
get
Q33 - You must ........ off the grass in the park; nobody can walk on it
keep
put
turn
Q34 - They had to ........ the play off for a fortnight when the leading actor fell ill
let
put
get

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