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Phrasal Verbs: Tick

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
The project is ticking through smoothly even in the absence of the director.
B
Thing are ticking along at work without any major problems.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘tick along’, which means to make reasonable progress without any serious problems.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
He gestured frantically as the last moments ticked over and his teammate struggled to complete the race.
B
The last few seconds ticked away and the team couldn’t come back.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘tick away’, which refers to the passing of time.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
The company ticked over while she was a way on a holiday.
B
The company ticked under while she was away on a holiday.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘tick over’, which means to continue working but without improving.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
She really ticks me off when she doesn’t reply to my emails.
B
My employees always tick me on when the work is not submitted by deadlines.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘tick off’, which means to annoy.
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