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Phrasal verbs M-P 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 M-P gapfill exercise - pdf file for download or printing
Phrasal verbs M-P grammar notes - online
Phrasal verbs M-P grammar notes - pdf file for download or printing




(1)  The expansion programme has been until the economy improves.


(2)  Once we the bank loan, we'll be able to invest our profits in the company.


(3)  The negotiations went on and on, but he finally the deal.


(4)  Hello, could you me to the Sales Department, please?


(5)  If they me for promotion again this year I'm going to find a new job.


(6)  We'll be the changes over the next few years so as to minimise disruption to the production process.


(7)  I really must how important this meeting is. The company's future depends on it.


(8)  There's a job going now that the Head of Personnel has retired. Why don't you it?


(9)  What's this figure here in the accounts? I can't it .


(10)  Sales are often slow in the summer. Things should around October.


(11)  The new manager her ideas for cutting costs as soon as the meeting opened.


(12)  Can I borrow your office? The roadworks outside my window are me my work.


(13)  We made it completely clear that we wouldn't sell for less than £3m, so the buyer of the deal.


(14)  The new secretary speaks four languages. Apparently she them while travelling around Europe.


(15)  The boss is never going to forget about that report being lost. I suppose I should to having left it in a taxi.


(16)  Can you check through the list and see if I've anything ?


(17)  At least the sales contract from the Ministry will the orders we lost because of the transport strike.


(18)  Who do you want people to their cheques ?


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