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Phrasal Verbs: Blow

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The visiting inspector was blown over by the audacity of the students.
B
The young man’s first novel just blew me away.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘blow away’, which means to impress greatly.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
He blew of from Toronto this morning.
B
He blew in from New York this morning.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘blow in’, which means to arrive, sometimes suddenly or unexpectedly.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
He blew me around at the last minute, disrupting all my plans.
B
We were going to meet last night, but she blew me off at the last minute.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘blow off’, which means to ignore /not do something.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
In politics, scandals blow over fairly quickly unless they involve crime.
B
The story was in the newspapers for a while, but it soon blew over and nobody heard anything more about it.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘blow over’, which is used when a scandal get forgotten.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage
A
The bomb blew up without any warning.
B
The terrorists planned to blow down the bridge, but they were killed when the bomb blew down in their truck on the way.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘blow up’, which means to explode.
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