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1. admired 2. esteemed 3. prestigious 4. renowned 5. celebrated




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Phrasal Verbs with ‘GO’

Level: B1 / B2

Add a suitable phrasal verb in the correct form.

go ahead, go away, go by, go down with, go off, go out, go through, go under

1. Julie and Nick have been ____________ for eight years and plan to get married in the autumn.

2. Running a restaurant is a very tough business and sadly many restaurants _______ in the first year.

3. The man at the bar was annoying me so I told him to _______.

4. The university canteen was closed temporarily when twelve students _______ food poisoning.

5. The wedding is _______ despite the fact that the bridegroom’s mother is ill in hospital.

6. Vicky was late for work this morning because her alarm didn’t _______.

7. The security guards _______ our bags before we went into the football stadium.

8. Our holiday has _______ so fast. I can’t believe we have to fly back home tomorrow.

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More phrasal verb exercises

Exercise 1: Mixed Phrasal Verbs

Exercise 2: Mixed Phrasal Verbs

Exercise 3: Mixed Phrasal Verbs

Exercise 4: Mixed Phrasal Verbs

Exercise 5: Phrasal verbs with β€˜COME’

Exercise 6: Nouns from Phrasal Verbs

Exercise 7: Phrasal Verbs with β€˜OUT’

Exercise 8: Phrasal verbs with β€˜UP’

Exercise 9: Phrasal Verbs with β€˜GET’


1. going out
2. go under
3. go away
4. went down with
5. going ahead
6. go off
7. went through
8. gone by

Grammar Exercises

NEW! Spot the Grammar Mistakes! (49)

Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Correct the mistakes. There may be more than one mistake in a sentence. Scroll down for the answers.

1. I have a seventy-page report to read this weekend.

2. Someone told you, didn’t he?

3. Naomi isn’t Canadian and either am I.

4. It didn’t take me long to get used to wear contact lenses.

5. Can you tell me what is the problem?

6. “Were there any emails for me?” – “No, any at all.”

7. It was the best film I’d never seen.

8. We ought to have told her the truth.

Remember, dear English learner – it is okay to make mistakes. Your English doesn’t have to be faultless.

Mistakes are an essential part of the language-learning process – we make progress by learning from them.

However, to communicate effectively (and to pass official exams!), you do need a certain level of accuracy. I hope these short exercises, which focus on the most common errors, will help you in this regard.

More Spot the Grammar Mistakes exercises


1. βœ”οΈ

2. Someone told you, didn’t they?

3. Naomi isn’t Canadian and neither am I.

4. It didn’t take me long to get used to wearing contact lenses.

5. Can you tell me what the problem is?

6. “Were there any emails for me?” – “No, none at all.”

7. It was the best film I’d ever seen.

8. βœ”οΈ


When looking up grammar explanations I REALLY recommend doing it in your own language rather than in English. It will save you a lot of time and energy – it is a lot less effort for your brain if you read explanations that are written in your native language.

I know that traditionally English grammar is explained in English but there is no rule that you have to do it that way.

Try it and let me know. I bet you will find the process a lot smoother and quicker in the long run, especially when it comes to more complicated grammatical areas.

Here are just some of the free Grammar Exercises you will find here on Recipes for English.

Present simple or present continuous? Exercise 1

Present perfect continuous Exercise 1

Present perfect simple vs present perfect continuous Exercise 1

Question Tags, Basic  Exercise 1

Question Tags, Advanced  Exercise 1 Exercise 2

Reflexive pronouns – On my/your own vs. by myself / yourself, etc  Exercise 1

Reflexive vs Reciprocal pronouns  (myself, yourself, etc / each other) Exercise 1

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