English: Phrase Replacement/Sentence Corrections — Set 60

Directions: Which of the WORD A, B, C, and D given below DEFINES the phrase printed in bold in the sentence. If all defines the phrase then mark E as the answer.

  1. He just yammered on and on about how horrible the waiter was.
    silence
    refrain
    coerce
    gossip
    All are Correct
    Option D
    yammered on about = to talk in an annoying way about something or complain about (“on” can be repeated for emphasis)

     

  2. He wrote up a business proposal in order to get a loan
    compose
    pen
    indite
    report
    All are Correct
    Option D
    write up = prepare a report

     

  3. Write down the directions so you don’t forget them.
    chronicle
    note
    expunge
    abrogate
    All are Correct
    Option B
    write down = record

     

  4. Watch out for snakes while you are hiking in the desert.
    neglect
    ignore
    nurse
    brother
    All are Correct
    Option C
    Watch out for = be careful of

     

  5. Let’s wait up for Mary to see how her date went.
    awake
    journey
    abet
    abscond
    All are Correct
    Option A
    wait up for = not sleep because you are waiting for someone or something

     

  6. The presidential candidates touched on the subject of health care during the debates.
    mention
    smash
    bust
    barrel
    All are Correct
    Option A
    touched on = talk about for a short time

     

  7. Every time I did something wrong when I was a child, my sister would tell on me.
    establish
    ensconce
    inform
    cache
    All are Correct
    Option C
    tell on = report a crime to the police or bad behavior to a parent

     

  8. Children should not talk back to their parents.
    dispute
    support
    acquiesce
    respond
    All are Correct
    Option D
    talk back to = respond in an impolite way to an adult

     

  9. If the President is assassinated, the Vice-president will take over.
    refuse
    trust
    seize
    hurl
    All are Correct
    Option C
    take over = take control of

     

  10. My stomach felt funny when the plane took off.
    affinity
    depart
    inveigled
    perch
    All are Correct
    Option B
    took off = when a plane or rocket leaves the ground

     


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