Printable Handout: Phrasal Verbs - On

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Instructions: Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence

Q1 - The company ........ on ten new workers to handle the increase in production
put
looked
took
Q2 - I'm ......... on you to help me
counting
standing
looking
Q3 - She ....... on the skirt to see if it fitted
set
got
tried
Q4 - I asked them not to make so much noise, but they ....... on until I got angry
put
took
kept
Q5 - Don't tell him; he'll .... on as he can't keep anything secret
let
set
get
Q6 - In the UK all new cars have to ....... on unleaded petrol
run
take
bring
Q7 - Her new job is very stressful and the strain is beginning to ....... on her
put
bring
tell
Q8 - I'd say that you can ....... at least half of them coming
tell
try
reckon
Q9 - The politican's speech ..... on for over an hour and the audience were bored
set
dragged
counted
Q10 - She ...... at school to get some more qualifications
went
dragged
stayed
Q11 - I can't ....... on my salary; I need to earn more
go
put
live
Q12 - The cold weather ........ on my cold
brought
sent
got
Q13 - You can't get a clear answer out of him; he just ......... on and on
puts
sets
rambles
Q14 - The film ....... on too long and I fell asleep
went
set
out
Q15 - It's getting dark; could you ...... the lights on
set
bring
switch
Q16 - Critics didn't think the music would ..... on, but people rushed out and bought it
set
get
catch
Q17 - Noone helped me when I fell over; they all just ........ on
looked
set
put
Q18 - I didn't ........ my shoes on in the shop and they are a bit too small
put
try
get
Q19 - They're good friends; they've ........ on well since the day they met
got
turned
fell
Q20 - The film started well but ....... on far too long
stayed
brought
dragged
Q21 - The meeting ....... on after all; it hasn't been cancelled
is
takes
puts
Q22 - David ......... on his wife with his next door neighbour
cheated
took
got
Q23 - Many people were shocked when hardcore dance music ...... on and started charting
took
caught
brought
Q24 - I ....... on her to ask if she wanted to come out
called
brought
told
Q25 - The truth finally ....... on her
dawned
went
took
Q26 - The company had to ..... on extra staff to cope with the demand for their new product
take
set
bring
Q27 - Getting soaked in the storm ........ on a cold
caught
touched
brought
Q28 - At first the dog seemed friendly, but then it suddenly ........ on me and bit me
put
tried
turned
Q29 - The first half of the film was good, but the second half ........ on too long
got
went
looked
Q30 - The muggers ........ on an old lady and robbed her as she left the bank
went
set
took
Q31 - He ........ on his dinner and ate it in a few seconds
fell
told
went
Q32 - My daughter was very disappointed when we couldn't go as she had her heart ........ on going
let
set
get
Q33 - I wish he'd shut up and let us ........ on with our work
set
get
take
Q34 - He's ........ on a bit now; he most be over seventy
letting
looking
getting

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