'Phrasal Verbs - Down' Quiz

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Phrasal Verbs - Down

Exercise Instructions: Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence

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

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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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