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Phrasal verbs H-L gapfill exercise


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All the sentences below have been taken from the list on the grammar notes page. See how many you can remember.

Fill in each blank by putting the correct verb into the gaps. Remember to use the right tense or verb form where necessary.

Click on the "c" button to check your answer. *Asterisks* will appear around the word if it is right. If it isn't right, the incorrect part of your answer will be replaced by lines. The number of lines corresponds to the number of letters. 

In desperation you can click the 'show answers' button after the exercise.

This exercise was made using the software materials available on the Makers website at Swarthmore.


Links to other exercises and pdf files

Phrasal verbs H-L gapfill exercise - pdf file for download or printing
Phrasal verbs H-L grammar notes - online
Phrasal verbs H-L grammar notes - pdf file for download or printing




(1)  When the factory closed, the only person was the accountant.


(2)  We've a brilliant idea for the new advertising campaign!


(3)  He everyone else because he's the only one in the department who went to Oxford.


(4)  I it in the dictionary, but it wasn't there. Maybe it's under a different spelling.


(5)  Could you the brochures to everyone who attends the presentation, please?


(6)  Can you while I check for you, or would you like me to ring you back?


(7)  If the staff don't feel they can you, then you can't be the right person for the job.


(8)  News of the redundancies has , and now the union representatives want to have a meeting with you.


(9)  Sorry I'm late. I was by my last appointment.


(10)  When the managing director retired, she the running of the company to her son.


(11)  All the new data needs to be . Make sure you take a break from time to time so you don't strain your eyes.


(12)  We're going to have to some staff until we get some more orders.


(13)  I'm the weekend. At last I'll be able to have a good rest.


(14)  We've got new orders worth £25,000. Things are at last!


(15)  I apologise for the delay. We're the causes now, and hope to have everything back to normal by this afternoon.


(16)  Do we really need to these old files? They're all on computer now.


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