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Phrasal Verbs: Play

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Question 1
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
I disagreed with the idea but I had to PLAY ALONG because everyone else liked it.
B
I disagreed with the idea but I had to PLAY BY because everyone else liked it.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Play along. Play along means to pretend to agree or accept something in order to keep someone happy or to get more information
Question 2
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The children were PLAYING AROUND and being annoying.
B
The children were PLAYING OVER and being annoying.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Play around. To play around means being silly
Question 3
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
He just PLAYS AT being a lawyer- he never wins a case.
B
He just PLAYS ON being a lawyer- he never wins a case.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Play at. To play at means to pretend to be something
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