Exercise 1 - Use the particles in the box to complete the sentences.
|1.||She's having a few problems, but she doesn't give easily and I expect she'll succeed eventually.|
|2.||United's pathetic defence managed to give two goals to City.|
|3.||Hey, stop doing that, you! Give , or I'll give you a clip over the ear.|
|4.||I've finally decided to give smoking for good.|
|5.||Their food supplies finally gave after three days.|
|6.||She's given chocolates for Lent.|
|7.||The car engine just gave and stopped working.|
|8.||We had given all hope of ever seeing her again.|
|9.||Children! My patience is fast giving . Now, do as you're told.|
|10.||She gave the documents to her lawyer for safe-keeping.|
|11.||She always gives her homework to the teacher on time.|
|12.||Have you given him the money you borrowed?|
Exercise 2 - Use the particles in the box to complete the sentences.
|1.||They invited the princess to give the prizes at the horse show.|
|2.||We waited nervously as our teacher gave the exam papers.|
|3.||If you won the lottery, would you give your job?|
|4.||They gave to the invading army without a fight.|
|5.||He's always giving his seat to attractive young women. The charmer!|
|6.||Realising the game was over, the bank robber gave himself to the police.|
|7.||At the weekends he gives himself to gardening.|
|8.||The hotel finally gave to our demands and gave us a refund.|
|9.||His coughed, giving his position to the soldiers searching the house.|
|10.||I hate having to give my weekend when we have to work overtime.|
|11.||She tried to keep a straight face, but gave the game when she burst out laughing.|
|12.||This milk is giving rather a nasty smell. Do you think it's OK?|
Exercise 3 - Use the particles in the box to complete the sentences.
|1.||The gallery is given to works by local artists.|
|2.||She's given on him ever doing anything round the house.|
|3.||The back of the house gives an enormous garden.|
|4.||They had to give their passports to the police.|
|5.||It's usually the bride's father who gives her at the wedding.|
|6.||Doctors have managed to give him the use of his legs.|
|7.||News has just been given that the princess is pregnant.|
|8.||If my boyfriend treated me like that I'd give him just like that.|
|9.||These Aga stoves give a lot of heat, don't they?|
|10.||Here you are at last! We'd given you for lost.|
|11.||She gives a lot of her money to good causes.|
|12.||OK. I give . What is the capital of Outer Mongolia?|
A quick word on give up and give in
- to admit you have been defeated by somebody or something
The rebels were forced to give in.
- to agree to do something you do not want to do
The authoritites showed no sign of giving in to the kidnappers'demands.
- to stop trying to do something
They gave up without a fight.
She doesn't give up easily.
I give up - tell me the answer.
- He gave in to temptation
NOT He gave up to temptation
Other posts on phrasal verbs
- Phrasal verbs with take
- Phrasal verbs with go
- Getting versatile - includes two exercises with phrsal verbs based on get
- Phrasal verbs quiz
- Three-part phrasal verbs - practise with a story
- Prepositional verbs - practise with a story
- Three-part phrasal verbs - exercise
- Prepositional verbs - lesson
- Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - give - scroll down to Phrasal Verbs