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Phrasal Verbs: Act

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The anti-terrorist squat was acting on a tip provided by their secret informer and it managed to avoid a bomb blast in the city.
B
The anti-terrorist squat was acting through a tip provided by their secret informer and it managed to avoid a bomb blast in the city.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is act on. Act on means ‘To take action because of something like information received’.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
It is the job of theatre artists to act out the play on stage.
B
It is the job of theatre artists to act by the play on stage.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is act out. Act out means ‘Perform something with actions and gestures.’
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
Kids who receive bad parenting end up acting upon whenever they go out in public.
B
Kids who receive bad parenting end up acting up whenever they go out in public.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is act up. Act up means ‘Behave badly or strangely’
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
Fruits which contain anti-oxidants act upon the immune system of the body.
B
Fruits which contain anti-oxidants act up the immune system of the body.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is act upon. Act up means ‘affect’.
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