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Phrasal Verbs: Tear

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
People were torn off on hearing the news about the plane crash.
B
His family was torn apart when the news of the accident came through.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘torn apart’, which means to disturb or upset angrily.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
I had to tear him away from the office for the dinner.
B
He tore me through the office for going to the concert.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘tear away’, which means to stop someone doing something unwillingly.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
The estate was torn down so that it could be established into new flats.
B
The angry mob tore over the secretariat office.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘tear down’, which means to demolish.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
The coach tore onto Abraham for his disappointing performance in the game.
B
She tore into me for losing the match.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘tear into’, which means to criticize someone strongly or angrily.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage:
A
Johnny tore out of the class, surprising everyone.
B
The sheriff tore up after the escaping criminals.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘tear out’, which means to depart rapidly.
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