Basic English Usage
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[ ] Because I'm in the loop, they will always ____ me.
[ ] I'm out of the loop, so I ____ what is being planned.
[ ] I told you we would touch base, so now here I am. Let's ____.
[ ] My overview presentation will ____ touch on each of their main concerns.
[ ] I've been out of touch, so I don't know ____.
what it feels like
what has been happening
[ ] You must have touched a nerve, because he ____.
lost his balance
[ ] She needs a number that's in the ballpark, something ____.
[ ] He doesn't get the big picture. He's too focused on ____.
framing the issue
[ ] I've heard a new office is in the picture for us. It will be good to ____.
stay where we are
find a new one
[ ] I know I'm out of the picture, but I would like to know ____.
what is happening
where to stand
[ ] They will get the picture if we ____. Then, they will understand.
[ ] She is in the same boat as I am: we share the same ____.
[ ] Let's not rock the boat. We don't need others to get ____.
[ ] I think you missed the boat on that one. You got it ____.
[ ] In a nutshell, they said ____.
the opportunity to respond was appreciated but it was necessary to decline at this time
[ ] I'm sure he will come around if he listens to our ____.
[ ] If I come across as crude, I hope you can ____.
[ ] If you come up short, I can lend you ____.
[ ] Now that it's out in the open, we should ____.
take a picture
talk about it
[ ] She may ____ our venture, but only if she gets out from under her personal debts.
[ ] I noticed he was out of it, so I didn't ____.
go join him
ask him any questions
[ ] They were out for blood, which explains their ____ behavior.
[ ] If there are no strings attached, I might ____.
agree to help
[ ] Let's play it by ear; I don't know what's ____.
going to happen
straining my eyes
[ ] I always play it safe by ____.
bringing extra copies
assuming all will be well
[ ] We have to play ball or they won't ____.
[ ] She can pull strings and get us _____.
[ ] Do you really think we can pull it off? Most people think it is ____.
[ ] The nurse said I would pull through, so I ____.
prepared for the worst
[ ] We should brainstorm and ____ some new designs to consider.
[ ] Let's go out on a limb and ____ his idea will work.
[ ] He has been out of action because he is ____.
recovering from an operation
slowing down lately
[ ] We were told it's out of the question. We should stop asking for ____.
[ ] We will never see eye to eye if you don't change your ____.
[ ] We began to see daylight when we ____.
assembled the final delivery
removed the first obstacle
[ ] You should see to it that the door ____.
[ ] Because of that ____, it's back to the drawing board.
[ ] Start over at square one. This time, ____.
do it correctly
count higher than one
Exhausting, huh? But it's good practice when you read the correct answers out loud.
Course: Basic English Usage