'Phrasal Verbs - On' Quiz

This is a intermediate-level quiz containing 34 multichoice questions from our 'phrasal verbs' quiz category. Simply answer all questions and press the 'Grade Me' button to see your score. This exercise is also available as a printable worksheet.

Phrasal Verbs - On

Exercise Instructions: Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence

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

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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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