Phrasal Verbs and Proper Verbs

As you know, many phrasal verbs are not suitable for IELTS writing task 2.

Phrasal Verb Paraphrasing

Below you will find some sentences which contain phrasal verbs. You need to replace replace the phrasal verbs with proper verbs suitable for a formal essay. In some cases, more that one verb is possible as a paraphrase.

  1. The business was set up in the 1980’s.
  2. People often prefer to hang out with other people who share similar perspectives on life.
  3. Students must hand in their applications before March 15th.
  4. Putting off visiting the doctor can result in symptoms becoming worse.
  5. Fires need to be put out immediately before they spread.

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  1. Bibi najira says:

    Established,,spend time,submit,,delay ing,extinguish

  2. 1. established
    2.socialize
    3.submit
    4.to procrastinate
    5.extinguished

  3. Fatemeh Mohammadzadeh says:

    1. Established
    2.spend time
    3.join in
    4.delay
    5.blow out

  4. 1.started
    2.aid
    3.send
    4.delay
    5.quench

  5. 1. Established
    2. Spend time
    3. Submit
    4. Delaying
    5. Terminated

  6. Established
    Socialize
    Submit
    Postpone
    Estinguished

  7. 1-created
    2-siocialise
    3-submit
    4-failure
    5-extinguished

  8. Estabilished , communicate , Submissions, give up, extinguished

  9. 1.established
    2.socialise
    3.submit
    4.Cancelling
    5.extinguished

  10. Abdulmajeed says:

    1- commenced
    2- dealing
    3- submit
    4- Postponing
    5- kept

  11. Abiodun Gabriel says:

    1. Founded
    2. Outing
    3. submit
    4. Canceling
    5. Control

  12. 1- organized
    2- append
    3- submit
    4- delaying
    5- silence

  13. 1- established, found
    2- acompany
    3-submit
    4-by pass , postpone
    5-extinguish

  14. 1. Established, Started, Inaugurated, initiated
    2. Discuss, Spend time
    3. Submit, Forward, Send
    4. Avoiding, Neglecting, Delaying, Postpone
    5. Controlled, Terminated, Restricted.

  15. established – associated- submit- avoiding/delaying – extinguished

  16. 1) established
    2) associate
    3) submit
    4) Postponing
    5) extinguished

  17. Darakhshan says:

    1. commenced
    2. get together
    3. be ready
    3. deferral of
    4. suppressed

  18. established
    associate
    submit
    rescheduling
    extinguished

  19. 1. established
    2. stay together
    3. submit
    4. avoiding
    5. extinguished

  20. Jombo Tochukwu Okoli says:

    Established, Associate, Submit, Delaying, Extinguished

  21. 1. established
    2. socialise
    3. submit
    4. postponing
    5. extinguished

  22. 1) established
    2) mingle
    3) submit
    4) postponing
    5) extinguished

  23. 1. Established
    2. Socialize
    3. Submit
    4. Reschedule
    5. Extinguished

  24. 1. established
    2. go out
    3. submit
    4. Delay In
    5. Extinguish

  25. 1- establish
    2- hang around
    3- hand over or submit
    4- delay or defer
    5- extinguished

  26. Opened
    Stay
    book
    ignoring
    prevented

  27. 1 started
    Socialise
    Submit
    Failure
    Extinguished

  28. 1. The business was established in the 1980s.
    2. People often prefer to socialize/spend time with other people who share similar perspectives on life.
    3. Students must send /present their applications before March 15th.
    4. Delaying the visit to the doctor can result in symptoms becoming worse. Could you please tell me if we can say ” Delaying the visit to the doctor can cause the symptoms becoming worse.” ? Thank you!
    5. Fires need to be extinguished immediately before they spread.

  29. Established
    Frequent
    Submit
    Postponing
    Extinguished

  30. 1.initiated
    2. Socialize
    3. Submit
    4. Postponing
    5. Extinguished

  31. Diana Georgieva says:

    1.Established
    2.Associate
    3.Submit
    4.Postponing
    5.Extinguished

  32. 1. established
    2. relate/associate
    3. submit
    4. refrain from
    5. quenched

  33. Started
    Communicate
    Submit
    Delaying
    Stopped/ extinguished

  34. Mehul Thakar says:

    1.Established
    2.Socialize
    3. Submit
    4. Delay
    5. Extinguished

  35. 1. Established
    2. Spend time
    3. Submit
    4. Postpone
    5. Stopped

  36. 1-ran 2-go out 3-submit 4-delay 5-extinguished

  37. 1-built/started
    2-communicate

  38. 1. established / founded
    2. spend time
    3. complete / accomplish
    4. delay(ing)
    5. abolished

  39. 1. established
    2. interact
    3. pass
    4. Failure in
    5. extinguished

  40. Manivannan P says:

    1. Established 2. Engage 3. Submit 4. To Stop 5. Blocked

  41. started
    mingle
    submit
    postponing
    quenched

  42. Launched,Cheers,submit,to delay,extinguished

  43. 1. Establish
    2. Mingle
    3. Submit
    4.To delay
    5.Quench

  44. HINA AFROZ says:

    1) established
    2) have gatherings
    3) submit
    4) to delay
    5) extinguished

  45. silambarasan.k says:

    1.organised 2.spend time 3.submit 4.delay to 5.extinguish

  46. 1.Founded. 2. Spend time. 3.Submit. 4. Delays in. 5.Extinguished

  47. Arvinder Chauhan says:

    Established
    Mingle
    SUbmit
    Delay
    Extinguished

  48. 1.Established 2.Relate 3.Submit 4.Suspend 5.Extinguished

  49. Yves Franck Cambel YENKONE says:

    1. implemented
    2. go
    3. have
    4. delaying
    5. extincted

  50. 1-Established or initiated
    2-socialise or spend time
    3-submit or offer
    4-postponing or delay or neglecting
    5-Extinguish or quiete

  51. Ijeoma Enem says:

    1. established
    2. socialize
    3. submit
    4. delay in
    5.quenched

  52. Geoseedorph says:

    1. Established
    2. Meet
    3. Submit
    4. Suspend
    5. Quench/extinguished

  53. 1. Establish
    2. stand out /stay
    3. Submit
    4. To avoid
    5. Extinguish

  54. 1.established/commenced/initiated
    2.socialize/spend time
    3.submit/deliver
    4.to stop/to cease
    5.extinguished/quenched

  55. Israel Iyamu says:

    1. Established
    2. Socialize
    3. Submit
    4. Cancelling
    5. Quenched

  56. Ahmed Magdy says:

    1-established
    2-accompany
    3-submit
    4-delaying
    5-stopped

  57. 1) established 2) wander/roam 3) submit 4) avoid 5) settle

  58. Abdul Razak says:

    1. Launched
    2. Associate
    3. Submit
    4. Refrain from
    5. Curbed

  59. Mohsen Abu Abed says:

    1-established
    2-go out
    3-submit
    4-postpone
    5-stopped

  60. 1 established, founded
    2 socialise
    3 submit
    4 not
    5 quenched,extinquished

  61. 1 established
    2. mingle
    3 submit
    4 refusing
    5 quenshed

  62. 1. established
    2. stay
    3. submit
    4. delaying
    5. extinguished

  63. 1.established
    2. Spend time
    3.submit
    4.
    5.stopped

  64. 1. Established/Formed
    2. Meet/Socialize
    3. Submit
    4. Delay[ing]
    5. Extinguished

  65. Dr.Milan saha says:

    1established
    2.go around
    3.submit
    4.holding over
    5.tackled

  66. MD Mahabub Alam says:

    1. Established
    2. Visit
    3 submit
    4
    5 stopped

  67. 1) established
    2)interact
    3)submit
    4)to postpone
    5)Extinguished

  68. 1. established / started
    2. associate / stay
    3. submit / give
    4. Avoiding / Delaying
    5. Extinguished / Stopped

  69. 1.started
    2.associate
    3.submit
    4.To postpone
    5.extinguished

  70. 1. established
    2. socialize
    3. send
    4. Postponing your visit to
    5. doused

  71. 1. established
    2. interact
    3. submit
    4. Delaying/Waiting to visit
    5. extinguished

  72. I’d like to add one more option for the 4th question: Procrastinating.

    Thank you, Liz.

  73. Commence
    Meet up with
    Submit
    Postpone
    Prevent

    Do you agree or disagree?

  74. 1 organized
    2 join with
    3 submit
    4 hesitation to
    5 stopped

  75. 1. Established
    2. enjoy/ spend time
    3. submit
    4. Discontinuing
    5. Quenched

  76. 1. established
    2. socialise/ spend time
    3. submit
    4. Delaying/ Postponing
    5. extinguished

  77. EASTABLISHED, CONVIVIAL, SUBMIT, TO AVOID, EXTINGUISHED

  78. Md.Jubayer hossain says:

    1. established..2.go out..3..submit…4..Ignring…5..stopped..

  79. 1 originate
    2 acquaintanced
    3 do
    4 do not
    5 removed

  80. wisdom okwamba says:

    1 . stated
    2. Associate
    3. Submit
    4. Suspending
    5. Quenched

  81. 1. The business was established in 1980
    2. People often teamed up with other people who share similar perspectives on life
    3. Students must submit/ send/deliver their applications before March 15
    4. Suspend visiting the doctor can symptoms becoming worse
    5. Fires need to be stopped immediately

  82. 1. ESTABLISHED
    2 ENJOY
    SUBMIT
    WITHOUT GOING
    MOVED OUT

  83. Frasendy Praka says:

    Established
    Go out/sight seeing
    Submit
    Postpone/procastinaton
    Extinguished

  84. 1. Established
    2. Interact
    3. Submit
    4. Failure to visit
    5. Extinguished

  85. 😢😢😢😢u r always putting my comment in awaiting moderation and not ans.what do you want.should l stop ask from you?😭😭😭

    • I can’t answer all questions because it is not humanly possible – I have over 10 thousand comments waiting. Make sure you have read all 300 pages on my website before asking – I won’t answer questions that I have already answered. Otherwise, try posting your question again.

  86. 1) initiated
    2)be
    3)give away
    4)failure in
    5)stopped

  87. Syed Qamar Abbas says:

    started
    spend time
    submit
    Delaying to
    extingusihed

  88. 1. established
    2. remain
    3. take
    4. stop
    5. quenched

  89. 1.Started
    2. interact
    3. submit
    4. delaying
    5. quench

  90. 1. established
    2. go out
    3. submit
    4. postponing
    5. extinguished

  91. Rahmathbaree p says:

    1.established
    2.chat
    3.submit
    4.Delay in
    5.extinguished

  92. Albert Benny says:

    1.Established
    2.Assocoate
    3.Submit
    4.Postponing
    5.Extinguished

  93. Started
    Associate
    Submit
    Postpone
    Extinguish

  94. 1. Established
    2. Go out
    3. Deliver
    4. Ignoring
    5. Extinguished

  95. 1. started
    2. spend time
    3. submit
    4.Delaying to
    5. moved out

  96. 1. established 2. socialize 3. submit 4. To delay 5. extinguished

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