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Phrasal Verbs: Back

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The rest of the staff backed her up when she complained about working conditions.
B
The rest of the staff backed her by when she complained about working conditions.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is back up that means to support someone for some cause.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
Jordan was fired when he refused to back down.
B
Sam’s refusal to back about cost him his job.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is to back down, which means to retract your position or proposal in an argument.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
The police told the protestors to back on.
B
The police told the protesters to back off.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is back off, which means to retreat.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
He backed out moments before the competition started.
B
He backed in two days before the holiday so we gave the ticket to his sister.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is to back out, which means failing to keep an arrangement or promise.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage
A
He prefers to back his car onto the garage.
B
He prefers to back his car into the garage.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is back into, which means to move backward.
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