Keep

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Multi Word Verbs

Group:

Phrasal Verbs

Please select the best answer for each of the questions bellow:

 
 

1 - We have to invest in research and development if we wish to keep ______ of our competitors.

a - in
b - down
c - ahead
d - from
e - back
 

2 - I don't plan to allocate all of the budget at the moment. I intend to keep some ______ for emergencies.

a - ahead
b - back
c - through
d - from
e - down
 

3 - Learning English is hard work- you have to keep ______ it.

a - from
b - back
c - down
d - at
e - in
 

4 - I don't know if he told me the whole story. I suspect he was keeping something ______ .

a - after
b - through
c - down
d - from
e - back
 

5 - I'll tell you but you must keep this strictly ______ yourself.

a - ahead
b - to
c - out
d - on at
e - in
 
 

6 - My doctor advised me to keep ______ fatty foods.

a - ahead
b - out
c - on at
d - through
e - off
 

7 - The government are increasing interest rates to try to keep inflation ______ to under 2% .

a - through
b - away
c - from
d - down
e - on at
 

8 - There was a big argument in the meeting but I just kept ______ it.

a - without
b - out
c - through
d - out of
e - into
 

9 - We put up a new electric fence to keep ______ intruders.

a - at
b - through
c - out
d - to
e - from
 

10 - An apple a day keeps the doctor ______ .

a - away
b - back
c - from
d - down
e - in
 

11 - Well I must go. I don't want to keep you ______ your work.

a - through
b - out
c - back
d - from
e - with
 

12 - He's got a tummy bug and is unable to keep any food ______ .

a - down
b - from
c - on at
d - ahead
e - through
 

13 - You've signed an agreement with us and we intend to keep you ______ the terms of the agreement.

a - through
b - away
c - on at
d - to
e - out
 

14 - I wanted to change the subject but she just kept ______ about it without a break.

a - out
b - at
c - on
d - to
e - back
 

15 - John keeps ______ me to buy him a new computer. I keep telling me we don't have the budget for it but he persists.

a - from
b - in
c - after
d - down
e - back
 

16 - I'm trying to work here. Could you please keep the noise ______?

a - down
b - back
c - after
d - from
e - in
 

17 - This machine gives off a lot of heat so keep well ______ .

a - at
b - from
c - down
d - back
e - through
 

18 - He's a bit of a creep. He's always doing obsequious things to keep ______ the boss.

a - at
b - in with
c - out
d - back
e - in
 

19 - I'm sorry I got so angry with Allison but I just couldn't keep it ______ any more. It's so frustrating working with her.

a - after
b - in
c - out
d - to
e - on at
 

20 - My boss never stops complaining. I wish he wouldn't keep ______ me all the time like that.

a - through
b - from
c - down
d - on at
e - in
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