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Phrasal Verbs: Knock-1

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
I feel ecstatic knocking you about in your forte- Chess.
B
I feel ecstatic knocking you off in your forte- Chess.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct usage is knock about. Knock about means ‘Beat someone’.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
We knocked her rudeness on, but ceased soon as she wasn’t worth any discussion.
B
We knocked her rudeness around, but ceased soon as she wasn’t worth any discussion.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct usage is knock around. Knock around means ‘Discuss casually’.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
A doorbell late night on Thursday knocked me back to bits.
B
A doorbell late night on Thursday knocked me on to bits.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct usage is knock back. Knock back can mean ‘Shock; Cost someone a lot of money; Finish a drink quickly, drink a lot of alcohol’.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
The Spartans knocked at any army, any tribe fearlessly.
B
The Spartans knocked down any army, any tribe fearlessly.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct usage is knock down. Knock down can mean ‘Demolish; Hit and injure someone’.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage
A
Knock it under man! You’re crossing the limits now.
B
Knock it off man! You’re crossing the limits now.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct usage is knock it off. Knock it off means ‘Stop doing something annoying’.
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