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Phrasal Verbs: Press

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Question 1
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
They PRESSED AHEAD with the elections despite the violence.
B
They PRESSED BACK with the elections despite the violence.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Pressed ahead. Pressed ahead means to continue with something
Question 2
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The workers are PRESSING ALONG better pay and conditions.
B
The workers are PRESSING FOR better pay and conditions.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Pressing for. Pressing for means to apply pressure to get permission or to obtain something
Question 3
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The government are PRESSING FORWARD WITH the new law.
B
The government are PRESSING FOR WITH the new law.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Pressing forward with. Pressing forward with means continue or go ahead with a project, process, plan, etc
Question 4
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
When the line was breached, reserve troops were PRESSED INTO service
B
When the line was breached, reserve troops were PRESSED service
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Pressed into. Pressed into means to bring or force into use
Question 5
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
We PRESSED WITH to get to our destination before night fell.
B
We PRESSED ON to get to our destination before night fell.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Pressed on. Pressed on means to continue with something
Question 6
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The invitations were PRESSED IN us and it was hard to say no.
B
The invitations were PRESSED UPON us and it was hard to say no.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Pressed upon. Pressed upon means Pressure someone to accept something offered
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