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Three word phrasal verbs exercise

Complete the following sentences.

1. He dropped …………………………… school at fourteen.

a) out of b) out at c) on at

2. Jane has this nasty habit of breaking …………………………… our conversation.

a) in on b) on in c) on at

3. As I had been traveling, I couldn’t catch …………………………… the news around town.

a) up with b) up out c) out on

4. We have employed several people to check …………………………… the condition of our


warehouse from time to time.

a) up with b) up on c) out on

5. Can you come …………………………… a better idea?

a) up with b) out with c) out on

6. You must cut …………………………… your intake of sugar.

a) down on b) out on c) down with

7. She doesn’t get …………………………… her siblings.

a) along with b) on with c) out with

8. We must do something to get …………………………… corrupt politicians.

a) off b) rid of c) rid off

9. When will you ever get …………………………… that novel you have been writing for ages?

a) away with b) through with c) on with

10. If you don’t work hard, you won’t be able to keep …………………………… your peers.

a) up with b) through with c) out with

Answers

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Three word phrasal verbs exercise

1. He dropped out of school at fourteen. (drop out of = leave school)

2. Jane has this nasty habit of breaking in on our conversation. (break in on = interrupt)

3. As I had been traveling, I couldn’t catch up with the news around town. (catch up with =
keep abreast)

4. We have employed several people to check up on the condition of our warehouse from
time to time. (check up on = examine, investigate)

5. Can you come up with a better idea? (come up with = contribute)

6. You must cut down on your intake of sugar. (cut down on = reduce, curtail)

7. She doesn’t get along with her siblings. (get along with = have a good relationship with)

8. We must do something to get rid of corrupt politicians. (get rid of = eliminate)

9. When will you ever get through with that novel you have been writing for ages? (get
through with = finish)

10. If you don’t work hard, you won’t be able to keep up with your peers. (keep up with =
maintain pace with)

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