Printable Handout: Phrasal Verbs - Down

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Instructions: Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence

Q1 - The sun was ....... down and it was unbelievably hot
sending
beating
coming
Q2 - The scandal ...... the government down
brought
sent
beat
Q3 - The wind ....... down the fence
sent
took
blew
Q4 - The soldiers ...... down for the night in a field
sent
went
bedded
Q5 - He's ...... down since he was made redundant
been
got
taken
Q6 - The fight broke out because nobody would ........ down and admit they were wrong
be
go
back
Q7 - When Georgina heard the news of his death, she ........ down in tears
broke
took
set
Q8 - I ....... down her address and promised to write soon
brought
went
took
Q9 - The rain was ....... down hard
coming
bringing
taking
Q10 - It was ...... down with rain
coming
going
pouring
Q11 - The chairperson likes to ...... down the law
lay
lie
put
Q12 - The company tried to ...... down the importance of their poor sales
lay
play
stay
Q13 - The vet ....... the dog down because it was riddled with tumours and cancerous growths
put
got
set
Q14 - The pedestrian was ....... down and killed by a lorry
run
fallen
taken
Q15 - The factory was ...... down when it ceased to make a profit
shut
taken
sent
Q16 - Paula ...... the computer down and left the office
turned
set
shut
Q17 - The music was so loud that they asked them to ...... it down a bit
turn
set
get
Q18 - Working such long hours really ........ me down
turns
wears
shuts
Q19 - On the weekend I like to ........ down and relax from the stresses of my job
turn
bring
wind
Q20 - The police ...... down everything the suspect said in their notebook
took
brought
turned
Q21 - They offered the job to Mary, but she ......... it down
turned
set
brought
Q22 - Barry's been working crazy hours and is feeling very ......-down
turned
run
set
Q23 - Unemployment figures have ....... down again; it's getting easier and easier to find a job
gone
been
turned
Q24 - The picture is an heirloom and is ....... down from generation to generation
handed
turned
sent
Q25 - He was ..... down from university after he was caught cheating in an exam
turned
taken
sent
Q26 - They ....... down the old flats to build a new estate
sent
knocked
brought
Q27 - David finds it hard to ....... down a job because he's so unreliable and always gets sacked
hold
take
turn

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