Phrasal Verbs and the Continuous Forms
Today’s grammar video is about how to use phrasal verbs in the continuous forms (with -ing). In English we use present continuous to say something is happening now, at this moment. We use past continuous when a longer action in the past is interrupted by a shorter action. This week’s exercise is a good way to see if you can use the continuous tenses properly and introduces you to some new phrasal verbs.
Watch the video and try the exercises below:
Here is a list of the phrasal verbs to choose from: pay for, go after, look up, cheat on, point to, wrap up
Choose the correct phrasal verb and put the verb in the correct tense in the sentences below.
1. He is _____ ___ our dinner tonight, so I didn’t bring my wallet.
2. The evidence in the murder case ______ __ a political motive.
3. I am _____ __ Christmas presents today.
4. Did he ____ __ how much plane tickets to Hawaii are?
5. The companies new strategy is _______ _____ markets in China and Russia.
6. We will _____ __ the meeting around 4PM.
7. The police are _____ ___ the lead suspect in the drug ring.
8. You should not ____ __ an English exam.
9. Have you already ______ ___ lunch?
10. Everything in the article ______ __ poverty as the cause for crime.