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Exercise Gerund and Infinitive.

Exercise 1

 I can't imagine Peter by bike.


Correct is: I can't imagine Peter going by
bike.
 He agreed a new car.
Correct is: He agreed to buy a new car.
 The question is easy.
Correct is: The question is easy to answer.
 The man asked me how to the airport.
Correct is: The man asked me how to get to
the airport.
 I look forward to you at the weekend.
Correct is: I look forward to seeing you at the
weekend.
 Are you thinking of London?
Correct is: Are you thinking of visiting
London?
 We decided through the forest.
Correct is: We decided to run through the
forest.
 The teacher expected Sarah hard.
Correct is: The teacher expected Sarah to
study hard.
 She doesn't mind the night shift.
Correct is: She doesn't mind working the
night shift.
 I learned the bike at the age of 5.
Correct is: I learned to ride the bike at the
age of 5.
Gerunds and infinitives – Exercise.

Complete the following sentences using either the


gerund or infinitive form of the verb provided.

1. As your manager, my job is checking (see)


that you carry out your responsibilities.
2. The pianist is paid (play) music for the
customers.
3. I have been thinking about (visit) my
Grandma on Memorial Day.
4. She really enjoys (swim) in the summer.
5. It’s time (pack) our things and head home.
6. There’s no reason (cry) over spilled milk.
7. I’m really tired of (hear) him complain all the
time.
8. Have you ever considered (cut) your hair
short?
9. I hope (win) the lottery and live in France
someday.
10. All passengers must prepare for (land) by
fastening their seat belts.

Gerunds and infinitives exercise – answers.

1) to see
2) to play
3) visiting
4) Swimming
5) to pack
6) to cry
7) hearing
8) cutting
9) to win
10) landing
Gerund or Infinitive Exercise 1
Fill the gaps with the verb in brackets in the
appropriate form.

1) I can't stand________________ in queues. (to


wait )
2) I wouldn't like ________________ in his
shoes. ( to be )
3) Jim loves ________________ in Thailand. (to
work )
4) I hate ________________ the shopping on
Saturday. ( to do)
5) Blast! I forgot ________________ milk. ( to
buy )
6) In the end we decided ________________ in.
( to stay )
7) I need________________ some information
about Portugal. ( to find )
8) My parents like________________ for long
walks at the weekend. (to go)
9) Tony gave up ________________ years ago.
(to smoke)
10) I wanted ________________ and see Troy
but no one else was interested. ( to go )
11) Mrs Leith offered ________________ us to
the airport. ( to take )
12) Clare refused ________________ clean up
after the party. ( to help )
13) I tried ________________ him to come but it
was no use. ( to persuade )
14) Do you mind not ________________ ? ( to
smoke )
15) Everybody really enjoyed
________________ the cha-cha-cha. ( to
dance )
16) Lionel admitted ________________ my
chocolate mousse. ( to eat )

Gerund or Infinitive Exercise 1 answers


1) I can't stand waiting in queues. ( to wait )
2) I wouldn't like to be in his shoes. ( to be )
3) Jim loves working in Thailand. ( to work )
4) I hate doing the shopping on Saturday.(to do )
5) Blast! I forgot to buy milk. ( to buy )
6) In the end we decided to stay in. ( to stay )
7) I need to find some information about
Portugal. (to find)
8) My parents like going for long walks at the
weekend. ( to go )
9) Tony gave up smoking years ago.(to smoke)
10) I wanted to go and see Troy but no one else
was interested. ( to go )
11) Mrs Leith offered to take us to the airport.(to
take)
12) Clare refused to help clean up after the party.
( to help )
13) I tried to persuade him to come but it was no
use.( to persuade )
14) Do you mind not smoking ? ( to smoke )
15) Everybody really enjoyed dancing the cha-
cha-cha. (to dance )
16) Lionel admitted eating my chocolate mousse.
( to eat)
Exercise noun clause
1. I only ate a _________ of pizza last night and
I got stomachache.
2. I will buy a _________ of chocolate for my
little sister.
3. The little girl cannot bring a full _________
of water to the garden.
4. Bimo always drinks a _________ of milk in
the morning everyday.
5. My mother made a _________ of fried rice
for my dinner.
6. It is very nice to have a _________ of tea in
the evening with your favorite person.
7. He brings me a _________ of spicy chips and
a lollipop for my little sister.
8. Amara likes to drink a _________ of fresh
water after running or having an exercise.
9. Someone usually loves to eat a ________ of
chicken soup when he is sick.
10. My sister is having a birthday party and she
gives a _______ of her birthday cake to
everyone.

Answer :

1. A slice of pizza
2. A bar of chocolate
3. A bucket of water
4. A glass of milk
5. A plate of fried rice
6. A cup of tea
7. A package of spicy chips
8. A bottle of fresh water
9. A bowl of chicken soup
10. A piece of birthday cake
Exercise participle clause

1. I (be)………………….at mosque.
2. He (wait)…………………the bis very long.
3. She (begin)………………when her mother
came.
4. I (study)……………….when Lisa called me.
5. He (lock)………………the door before I left
my home.
6. Mr. Tio (send)………………..me an email
before he called me yesterday.
7. The truck (crash)………………a girl before
it finally stopped.
8. My sister (eat, already)……………….. by the
time I got home.
9. I (live)………………………in Bandung
when I was junior high school.
10. He (watch)………………..the television
when her daughter cried.
11. She (buy)…………………….the book before
you suggested me to buy it.
12. She (check)…………………the list of
equipment before she traveled.
13. My father (tell)……………………me that
my grand mother died before you did.
14. My mother (prepare)…………….. all of my
needs before I went to Bandung.
15. My grandmother (burry)……………….
before I could see her for the last time.
Answer

1. Had been
2. Had waited
3. Had begun
4. Had studied
5. Had locked
6. Had sent
7. Had crashed
8. Had already eaten
9. Had lived
10. Had watched
11. Had bought
12. Had checked
13. Had told
14. Had prepared
15. Had burried
Causative Verbs Exercise With Answers

1. Can you help me ______________ my living room


next weekend?

A. to paint
B. painting
C. painted
D. paint

2. My mom always makes me _____________ my


room on Saturday mornings.
A. to clean up
B. cleaning up
C. cleaned up
D. clean up

3. My little son wants us to let him _________


overnight at his friend’s place.
A. to stay
B. staying
C. stayed
D. stay

4. We had our landlord ________________ the broken


window.
A. to fix
B. fixing
C. fixed
D. fix

5. We got the computer guy _____________ the new


software for us.
A. to install
B. installing
C. installed
D. install

6. My friend lets me ____ his car sometimes.


A. to borrow
B. borrowing
C. borrowed
D. borrow

7. I can help you _____________ into your new


apartment if you want.
A. to move
B. moving
C. moved
D. move

8. Your car engine is making some strange sounds.


Why don’t you have a mechanic
_________________________ at it?
A. to look
B. looking
C. looked
D. look
9. Her parents don’t let her ___ out late on school
nights.
A. to stay
B. stayed
C. stay
D. staying

10. Why don’t you let me ___ supper tonight? You can
have a rest.
A. to cook
B. cook
C. cooking
D. cooked
11. My boss made me _________________ overtime
every day last week.
A. Work
B. worked
C. to work
D. working

12. We should get Ben _______________ us some


concert tickets when he goes to get his.
A. to buy
B. buy
C. buying
D. bought

13. Why don’t you let me ______________________


you around our new house?
A. to show
B. show
C. showing
D. showed

14. We’ve got to get our neighbors ______________


having loud parties every weekend.
A. stopping
B. to stop
C. stop
D. stopped

15. I hope the teacher can help me


___________________ these math questions.
A. figuring out
B. to figure out
C. figure out
D. figured out
Answers:

1. paint
2. cleanup
3. stay
4. fix
5. to install
6. borrow
7. move
8. look
9. stay
10. cook
11. work
12. to buy
13. show
14. to stop
15. figure out

Exercise participle clause


Direction : Choose the correct adjective:
1) My nephew was (amusing / amused) by the
clown.
2) It’s so (frustrating / frustrated)! No matter
how much I study I can’t seem to remember
this vocabulary.
3) This lesson is so (boring / bored)!
4) I’m feeling (depressed / depressing), so I’m
going to go home, eat some chocolate, and go
to bed early with a good book.
5) I thought her new idea was absolutely
(fascinated / fascinating).
6) This maths problem is so (confusing /
confused). Can you help me?
7) The teacher was really (amusing / amused) so
the lesson passed quickly.
8) The journey was (exhausting / exhausted)!
Twelve hours by bus.
9) The plane began to move in a rather
(alarming / alarmed) way.
10) He was (frightening / frightened) when he
saw the spider.

Answer :
1) My nephew was amused by the clown.
2) It’s so frustrating! No matter how much I
study I can’t seem to remember this
vocabulary.
3) This lesson is so boring!
4) I’m feeling depressed, so I’m going to go
home, eat some chocolate, and go to bed
early with a good book
5) I thought her new idea was absolutely
fascinating.
6) This maths problem is so confusing. Can you
help me?
7) The teacher was really amusing so the lesson
passed quickly.
8) The journey was exhausting! Twelve hours
by bus.
9) The plane began to move in a rather
alarming way.
10) He was frightened when he saw the spider.
good book.
Exercise Conditional Sentence
For example:
(not / rain / the flowers / die)
____ If it doesn’t rain, the flowers
die.__________________
1. (I / wake up late / I / be late for work)
____________________________________________
2. (my husband / cook / he / burn the food)
____________________________________________
3. (Julie / not wear a hat / she / get sunstroke)
____________________________________________
4. (children / not eat well / they / not be healthy)
____________________________________________
5. (you / mix water and electricity / you / get a shock)
____________________________________________
6. (people / eat / too many sweets / they / get fat)
____________________________________________
7. (you / smoke / you / get yellow fingers)
____________________________________________
8. (children / play outside / they / not get overweight)
____________________________________________
9. (you / heat ice / it / melt)
____________________________________________
10. (I / speak to John / he / get annoyed)
____________________________________________

Anwer ;

1) If I wake up late, I’m late for work.


2) If my husband cooks, he burns the food.
3) If Julie doesn’t wear a hat, she gets
sunstroke.
4) If children don’t eat well, they aren’t healthy.
5) If you mix water and electricity, you get a
shock.
6) If people eat too many sweets, they get fat.
7) If you smoke, you get yellow fingers.
8) If children play outside, they don’t get
overweight.
9) If you heat ice, it melts.
10) If I speak to John, he gets annoyed.