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Phrasal Verbs: Cast

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The opposition is casting about for support.
B
The opposition is casting by for support.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘cast about for’. Cast about for means ‘Try to find something.’
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
The NGO’s are casting after for getting help for destitute children.
B
The NGO’s are casting around for getting help for destitute children.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘cast around for’. Cast around for means ‘Make something bigger or thicker.’
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
She was cast aside to her relatives.
B
She was cast aside by her relatives.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘cast aside’. Cast aside means ‘Dispose, get rid of, ignore because you no longer like something or someone.’
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
As soon as the passengers boarded the luxury ship the crew cast it off.
B
As soon as the passengers boarded the luxury ship the crew cast it across.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘cast off’. Cast off means ‘Untie a boat so it's free to sail.’
Question 5
Choose the correct usage
A
He was cast from by the committee unanimously.
B
He was cast out by the committee unanimously.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘cast out’. Cast out means ‘Expel, reject.’
Question 6
Choose the correct usage
A
She cast round for answers to the problem.
B
She cast round at answers to the problem.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘cast round for’. Cast round for means ‘Try to find something.’
Question 7
Choose the correct usage
A
A lot of garbage is cast by on the banks of the Ganga.
B
A lot of garbage is cast up on the banks of the Ganga.
Question 7 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘cast up’. Cast up means ‘Be left on the shore by the sea.’
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