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Phrasal Verbs: Root

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Question 1
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
I rooted about in my purse to find my lipstick.
B
I rooted in my purse to find my lipstick.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “root about” which means to look in a place to try to find something
Question 2
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
I rooted around in the desk drawer for a pen.
B
I rooted in the desk drawer for a pen.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “root around” which means to look in a place to try to find something.
Question 3
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
I rooted for my home team in the world cup.
B
I rooted my home team in the world cup.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “root for” which means to support.
Question 4
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The politicians always promise to root out corruption but in the end do nothing.
B
The politicians always promise to root off corruption but in the end do nothing.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “root out” which means to find the source of a problem and remove it.
Question 5
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The pigs rooted up the plants in the garden.
B
The pigs rooted the plants in the garden.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “root up” which means to dig a plant out of the ground.
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