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Phrasal Verbs: Push

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Question 1
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The girl in the car pushed the man about because he was poor.
B
The girl in the car pushed the man around because he was poor.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “push about” which means to bully or treat badly.
Question 2
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The head engineer decided to push ahead with the project.
B
The head engineer decided to push off with the project.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “push ahead” which means to continue, especially when something is difficult.
Question 3
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
They pushed on as they had a long way to travel before morning.
B
They pushed along as they had a long way to travel before morning.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “push along” which means to leave or go home.
Question 4
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
He pushed in the door as soon as I entered.
B
He pushed along the door as soon as I entered.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “push in” which means to crush something in.
Question 5
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The sailor pushed himself off on the boat.
B
The sailor pushed himself along on the boat.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “push off” which means to go away (imperative) or to push against the side of a pool, river bank, etc, to start swimming.
Question 6
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
We should push off with the project to meet our deadlines.
B
We should push on with the project to meet our deadlines.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “push on” which means to continue with something.
Question 7
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
Her habits were such that they had to push her out.
B
Her habits were such that they had to push her along.
Question 7 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “push out” which means to force someone to leave
Question 8
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The chairman manages to push the bill on despite of the opposition.
B
The chairman manages to push the bill through despite of the opposition.
Question 8 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “push through” which means to force something to be accepted or legal.
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