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Phrasal Verbs: Rub

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Question 1
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
They rub along since school times.
B
They rub of since school times.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “rub along” which means to have a reasonably good relationship.
Question 2
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
Bob rubbed the dog down after giving him a bath.
B
Bob rubbed the dog after giving him a bath.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “rub down” which means to dry or clean something with a cloth.
Question 3
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
Apply the cream and rub it in.
B
Apply the cream and rub it.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “rub in” which means to apply a substance like cream or ointment and rub it until it is absorbed.
Question 4
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
Maria has a habit of rubbing it in about the scandal.
B
Maria has a habit of rubbing in about the scandal.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “rub it in” which means to emphasise how bad a situation is to make someone feel worse.
Question 5
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
His negative thoughts rubs off on everyone around him.
B
His negative thoughts rubs off everyone around him.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “rub off on” which means to pass a quality or characteristic to people.
Question 6
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The killer rubbed out the businessman.
B
The killer rubbed off the businessman.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “rub out” which means to kill.
Question 7
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The dog rubbed up against Bob’s leg.
B
The dog rubbed against Bob’s leg.
Question 7 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “rub up against” which means to touch someone in a sensual or sexual way.
Question 8
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
I have to rub up on my German lessons.
B
I have to rub on my German lessons.
Question 8 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “rub up on” which means to revise.
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