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Phrasal Verbs: Pick

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
My friends always pick on me because I don't sing well.
B
She always picks off me because I don’t sing well.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is pick on, which means to my friends always pick on me because I don't sing well.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
She picked out the ones she wanted to take and left the rest.
B
I am sure the teacher will pick me in for the tournament.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is pick out, which means to choose.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
He was able to pick upon the language in just four months.
B
She picked up Spanish in just three months.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is pick up, which means to learn quickly.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
I wasn't very hungry so I just picked at my food.
B
Emily just sat there picking down the food, half-heartedly.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is pick at, which means to eat unwillingly.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage:
A
The new professor picks up off any mistake that the students make.
B
My teacher picks up on any mistake I make and corrects me.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is pick up on, which means to correct someone when they say something wrong.
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