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Phrasal Verbs: Buy

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The songs of the film were bought in at number 1, and they managed to stay there for two weeks.
B
The songs of the film were bought out at number 1, and they managed to stay there for two weeks.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘buy in’. Buy in means ‘Force a CD or record into the charts by buying lots of copies.’
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
The idea of a company takeover was never bought for.
B
The idea of a company takeover was never bought into.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘buy into’. Buy into means ‘Accept an idea.’
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
He tried to buy off the media reports.
B
He tried to buy over the media reports.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is 'buy off’. Buy off means ‘Pay someone to stop them causing trouble.’
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
He bought down his partner in three years.
B
He bought out his partner in three years.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘buy out’. Buy out means ‘Buy somebody's share in a company.’
Question 5
Choose the correct usage
A
He used all the spare cash he had to buy up the entire groceries.
B
He used all the spare cash he had to buy through the entire groceries.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘buy up’. Buy up means ‘Buy all of something.’
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