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Phrasal Verbs: Boil

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
My anger boiled in when I saw what they had done.
B
The officer’s anger boiled up on seeing what had been done.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is boil up, which means to feel a negative emotion strongly.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
I left the milk on the cooker and it boiled off.
B
I left the milk on the cooker and it boiled over.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is boil over, which means a hot liquid spilling out of its container.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
The whole argument boils down to money in the end.
B
Everything boiled down into the cash in the end.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is boil down to, which means amount to.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
Eric boiled about the whole chapter into a page.
B
The report was really long, so I boiled down into a two-page summary.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is boil down, which means to simplify, reduce to the essentials
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