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Phrasal Verbs: Burn

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The old museum was completely burned down.
B
The old museum was completely burned away.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘burn down’. Burn down means ‘Burn completely.’
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
Her excess fat was burnt over by dieting.
B
Her excess fat was burnt off by dieting.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘burn off’. Burn off means ‘Remove by burning or similar process.’
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
Burnt out at her desk job she took voluntary retirement.
B
Burnt beyond her desk job she took voluntary retirement.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘burn out’. Burn out means ‘Lose enthusiasm and energy to continue in a demanding job.’
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
He was saddened to see the burnt up remains of his belongings.
B
He was saddened to see the burnt around remains of his belongings.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘burn up’. Burn up means ‘Destroy completely by fire.’
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