Phrasal Verbs List Pull & Wear

Phrasal Verbs List: Part 4 – Pull and Wear

Hello, everyone! I am Ms Joei, a teacher at Lil’ but Mighty. Today, I am back with my fourth and final post on phrasal verbs that you can add to your flashcards. I hope you have been diligently revising the previous ones that I have shared with you. In case you want to check out those phrasal verbs and their meanings, you can go to my previous three posts by clicking here, here and here. Happy revising!

In this post, I will be looking at these two verbs: pull and wear. If you need a quick refresher on what phrasal verbs are, let me help you: a phrasal verb is made up of a verb and a preposition or an adverb. When you combine them this way, the phrasal verb becomes a new verb and has a completely different meaning from those of the original words. For example, the phrasal verb ‘break down’ has a different meaning from ‘break’ and ‘down’ taken separately. For today’s phrasal verbs, take a look at the diagrams below:

Phrasal Verbs Diagrams

Phrasal Verbs Diagram Pull and Wear

I hope you have taken some time to read and revise the phrasal verbs I have shared for today’s post. Let’s try the quiz below to see how much you are able to remember! For each question, there are four options given but there is only one correct answer. Do use the clues within each sentence to help you pick the answer accurately!

Question 1

1. After a few hours, the excitement from the party started to _____________, and we all felt bored.

  1. (1)  wear out
  2. (2)  wear off
  3. (3)  wear down
  4. (4)  wear on

Answer for Question 1
The correct answer is option (2) because the level of excitement that we felt was gradually decreasing the longer we stayed at the party.

Question 2

2. With the help of her tutor, she was able to _____________ and pass the exam.

  1. (1)  pull off
  2. (2)  pull out
  3. (3)  pull through
  4. (4)  pull up

Answer for Question 2
She was able to succeed with the help of her tutor, hence, the correct answer is option (3).

Question 3

3. As the traffic light turned red, she slowly _____________ her car to a stop.

(1) pulled off
(2) pulled out
(3) pulled through
(4) pulled up

Answer for Question 3
In this sentence, the correct answer is option (4) because she needed to stop her car at the red light and wait for it to turn green.

Question 4

4. Walking around the entire neighbourhood without wearing the proper footwear is beginning to _____________ him _____________.
(1) wear…out
(2) wear…off
(3) wear…down
(4) wear…on

Answer for Question 4
The correct answer is option (1). He is starting to feel extremely tired since he is not wearing the proper footwear while walking around so much.

I hope that you have enjoyed this series on phrasal verbs and that it has been useful for your bank of phrasal verbs. There are many phrasal verbs in the English language, and knowing them helps to build up your vocabulary. Other than creating flashcards to help you learn them, let me share these 2 other simple tips you can try:

  1. Start a new notebook and label each page with a different common verb. Every time, you come across a new phrasal verb, jot it down. For instance, on the page labelled ‘come’, you can jot down the phrasal verb ‘come across’! You can even include the meaning as well as a sample sentence for each phrasal verb that you write down, so that it is easier to remember it.
  2. Use phrasal verbs in your speech and writing. Nothing works better than practice, practice, practice!


Till next time, happy learning!

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