Sentence Corrections Set – 31

Direction: Which of the phrases i, ii, iii, and iv given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically or structurally correct? Please note that more than one phrase can be correct so mark accordingly.

Q1. We broke two years ago up.
i. broke two years ago up.
ii. broke up two years ago.
iii. broke up ago two years.
iv. broke two years up ago.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Only iv
E) All are correct

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation: 
The verb and adverb elements which make up intransitive phrasal verbs are never separated

Q2. I decided to throw my out old jean.
i. throw my out old jean.
ii. throw it out.
iii. throw my old jean out.
iv. throw out my old jean.
A) Both i and ii
B) Both ii and iv
C) None of these
D) All ii, iii, iv
E) All are correct

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation: 
 some verbs are transitive, which means they have a direct object. When such verbs appear as phrasal verbs, an object can either separate the phrase or follow it.

Q3. My son loves to sleep late. I got him on time up to catch the bus this morning.
i. got up on him on time to catch the bus
ii. got him on time to catch the bus up
iii. got up him on time to catch the bus
iv. got him up on time to catch the bus
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Only iv
E) All are correct

Answer

 Option D 

Q4. They pulled down the horse.
i. down the horse.
ii. the horse down.
iii. the down horse.
iv. it down.
A) Both i and iv
B) Both i and ii
C) All i, ii, iv
D) All i, ii, iii
E) All are correct

Answer

 Option C

Q5. I threw the headphones away.
i. the headphones away
ii. away the headphones
iii. away it
iv.  it away
A) Only ii
B) All i, ii. iv
C) All except iii
D) Both B and C
E) All are correct

Answer

 Option D 

Q6. Before the test, let’s go the topic over of phrasal verbs.
i.  the topic over of phrasal verbs
ii. the topic over of phrasal verbs
iii. over the topic of phrasal verbs
iv.  over it.
A) Only i
B) Only iii
C) All i, iii, iv
D) Only iv
E) All are correct

Answer

 Option B 

Q7. She’s very friendly and extroverted – she takes after her mother.
i. after her mother
ii. her mother after
iii. her after
iv. her after mother
A) Only i
B) Only iii
C) Both i and iii
D) None of these
E) All are correct

Answer

 Option A 

Q8. Popular songs seem to catch on in California first and then spread eastward.
i. on in California first and then spread eastward
ii. on that in California first and then spread eastward
iii. on there in California first and then spread eastward
iv. on California first and then spread eastward
A) Both i and ii
B) Both  i and iii
C) Both  i and iv
D) Only i
E) All are correct

Answer

 Option C
Explanation: 
some intransitive phrasal verbs are not followed by an object

Q9. That cannot be true. You must be putting me on.
i. me on.
ii. on me.
iii. on.
iv. it on.
A) Only i
B) Only ii
C) Only iii
D) Only iv
E) All are correct

Answer

 Option A

Q10. He tried to keep on singing long after his voice was ruined.
i. on it long after his voice was ruined.
ii. on sing a song long after his voice was ruined.
iii. on do the singing long after his voice was ruined.
iv. on singing long after his voice was ruined.
A) Only i
B) Both i and iv
C) Only iv
D) All i, ii, iv
E) All are correct

Answer

 Option C  

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