Gerund or Infinitive Test Gerund or infinitive: choose the correct answer
Gerund or Infinitive
Test 1. Gerund or infinitive: choose the correct answer.
1. They denied (to steal/stealing) the money.
2. He gave up (to smoke/smoking).
3. I don't want (to go/going) out tonight. I am too tired.
4. Try to avoid (to make/making) him angry.
5. Is there anything here worth (to buy/buying)?
6. I refuse (to answer/answering) any more questions.
7. He finished (to speak/speaking) and sat down.
8. Would you mind (to put/putting) your pet snake somewhere else?
9. I've enjoyed (to meet/meeting) you. I hope (to see/seeing) you again soon.
10. The boy's father promised (to pay/paying) for the broken window.
11. He decided (to steal/stealing) her bag.
12. 1 don't feel like (to work/working). What about (to go/ going) to a disco instead?
13. Would you like (to join/joining) us?
14. I hope (to see/seeing) you soon.
15. Please go on (to write/writing). I don't mind (to wait/waiting).
16. He keeps (to ask/asking) me the time and I keep (to tell/ telling) him (to buy/buying) himself a watch.
17. I wish (to see/seeing) him as soon as possible.
18. I offered (to help/helping) him to translate the text.
19. Tom suggested (to go/going) to the cinema.
20. How old were you when you learnt (to drive/driving)?
Test 2. Gerund or infinitive: choose the correct answer.
1. I remember (to meet/meeting) him last year.
2. I must remember (to meet/meeting) him at the station tomorrow.
3. Please, remember (to close/closing) the door when you go out.
4. I remember (to close/closing) the door, but I'm not sure that I locked it.
5. Don't forget (to lock/locking) the door before (to go/going) to bed.
6. He forgot (to bring/bringing) his passport. He left it on the table.
7. I'll never forget (to go/going) out with my aunt in my childhood.
8. Try (to forget/forgetting) it; it isn't worth (to worry/worrying) about.
9. I rang the doorbell but there was no answer. Then 1 tried (to knock/knocking) on the door, but there was still no answer.
10. We tried (to put/putting) the fire out but we were unsuccessful.
11. Sue needed to borrow some money. She tried (to ask/ asking) Gerry but he was short of money, too.
12. Please, leave me alone. I'm trying (to concentrate/concentrating).
Test 4. Gerund: choose the correct form. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.
1. This question needs________
a) discussing b) being discussed
c) having discussed d) having been discussed
2. I like John. I look forward to_______to his party.
a) inviting b) being invited
c) having invited d) having been invited
13. I need a change. I need (to go/going) away for a while.
14. The windows are dirty. They need (to clean/cleaning).
15. You don't need (to ask/asking) his permission every time you want (to leave/leaving) the room.
16. Your hair needs (to cut/cutting). Would you like me (to do/doing) it for you?
17. We stopped there (to buy/buying) some biscuits.
I8. Please, stop (to ask/asking) me questions.
19. 'Did you start your diet?' 'Sure, but I can't help (to eat/eating) sweets.'
20. Can you help me (to get/getting) the dinner ready?
Test 3. Gerund or infinitive: choose the correct answer.
1. I have finished (to decorate/decorating) the house.
2. I can't stand (to work/working) in an office.
3. We hope (to arrive/arriving) by half past seven.
4. It was a wonderful holiday. I will always remember (to see/seeing) Niagara Falls.
5. They can't promise (to finish/finishing) the work today.
6. He hates (to use/using) computers.
7. I am really looking forward to (to start/starting) my new course.
8. They can't help us (to move/moving) in our new flat.
9. They enjoyed (to be/being) on holiday by the sea.
10. She refused (to answer/answering) the phone.
11. The weather was awful. It didn't stop (to rain/raining) all week.
12. My sister has agreed (to help/helping) with the decorating.
13. They managed (to save/saving) enough to buy a car.
14. His parents don't allow him (to stay up/staying up) after ten o'clock.
15. I don't mind (to drive/driving) to the restaurant.
16. Please remember (to post/posting) my letter. It's very important.
17. We were late. Tom suggested (to take/taking) a taxi.
18. I asked him to stop (to talk/talking), but he kept (to ask/ asking) me questions.
19. Sometimes she puts off (to do/doing) her homework.
20. They always forget (to water/watering) the plants.
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