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Phrasal Verbs: Eat

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
We just didn’t feel like eating at home ,so we decided to eat out.
B
Unable to go out due to the heavy rain, they had to cancel their plan and eat in.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘eat out’, which means to dine out away from home,either at a restaurant or some place else.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
With no source of income, they had no choice but to eat onto their savings.
B
We've had to eat into our savings since I lost my job.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘eat into’, which means to use something valuable when you don’t want to.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
The disease eats away the liver slowly.
B
The disease eats over the liver slowly.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘eat away’, which means to destroy something
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
The company people decided to do away with the graphics as they had been eating up the bandwidth.
B
The new machine had been eating through enormous amounts of power, costing the company a fortune.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘eat up’, which means to consume something when you don’t want it to be consumed.
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