Phrasal Verbs Practice – 116

Phrasal Verbs


Phrasal Verbs Practice – 116

go by
: if time goes by, it passes
.Things will get easier as time goes by
as the days/weeks/years go by
.As the weeks went by, I became more and more worried
hardly a day/week/month etc goes by
.Hardly a week goes by without some food scare being reported in the media
(in days/times/years etc gone by ( =in the past
.These herbs would have been grown for medicinal purposes in days gone by
go by something to form an opinion about someone or something from the information or experience that you have
.You can’t always go by appearances
.this past plays are anything to go by, this should be a play worth watching
go by something to do things according to a set of rules or laws
.Only a fool goes by the rules all the time
.(There was no doubt that the referee had gone by the book (=had obeyed all the rules

go at something/somebody
: to attack someone or argue with someone in a noisy way
.The two dogs went at each other
: to do something, or start to do something, with a lot of energy
.Mary went at the task with great enthusiasm

go along with somebody/something
: to agree with or support someone or something
.I would be happy to go along with the idea
.Often it was easier to go along with her rather than risk an argument

go along with you
used to tell someone that you do not believe whatthey are saying

go about
: something to start to do something
.I want to learn German but I don’t know the best way to go about it

go about doing something
.The leaflet tells you how to go about making a will

go about something
: to do something in the way that you usually do
.The villagers were going about their business as usual
.She went about her preparations in a quiet businesslike way
if a ship goes about, it turns to go in the opposite direction


: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

(Go about something / go along with something / go at something (2) / go by (3

. …………… N1. Things will get easier as time
.N2. You can’t always …………… appearances
.N3. Only a fool …………… the rules all the time
.N4. The two dogs …………… each other
.N5. Mary …………… the task with great enthusiasm
.N6. I would be happy to …………… the idea
. …………… N7. I want to learn German but I don’t know the best way to



goes by / go by / goes by / went at / went at / go along with / go about it


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