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Business English Grammar Exercise | Topic: Phrasal verbs in Business English 7

Complete each of the following sentences with the correct phrasal verb on the right.:

keep tabs on
push for
fall behind
run out
lay off
force down
cap off
mark up
let on
wipe out
1. Ford plans to 1,000 workers this year. ( = 1,000 workers will lose their jobs)

2. The company managed to ( = complete) the year with a profitable quarter.

3. If they don't invest in their infrastructure, they will ( = start to perform worse than) their competitors.

4. The statute of limitations will ( = expire, end) next month.

5. Rumor has it that the CEO is going to ( = ask for, request) a return to the core values of the company.

6. This will most likely lead them to ( = increase) their prices next year.

7. They ( = pretended) that their customers had better credit ratings than they actually did.

8. The attempt to ( = lower) interest rates failed.

9. Most analysts believe that the President's plan will not ( = eliminate) the national debt like he claims it will.

10. If we don't expenditures ( = observe expenditures carefully), we will go bankrupt. (* not technically a phrasal verb, more of an idiom)

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