Answers: multi-word verbs

The verbs are in red with the multi-word verbs in brackets to show the link between the verb and its particles. More formal alternatives to the multi-word verbs are in square brackets at the end of the sentence. Prepositional phrases following verbs are in blue.

  1. We (signed in) so that we could get our keys before we went to the meeting[registered]
  2. The girl looked into his eyes and smiled.
  3. Why should you (stand by) someone who has lied repeatedly? [support, back]
  4. The child ran over the beach to build a sandcastle beside the sea.
  5. The newly married couple signed in the registrar’s book.
  6. The councillor promised (to look into) the problems caused by the potholes[investigate]
  7. ‘I could stand by the wall so that the wind isn’t too cold.’
  8. The driver (ran over) the cat and did not stop[hit]
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