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Test gerund & infinitive

1. I would like ..... you and some of my other friends for dinner some time.

invite

inviting

to invite

2. The teacher had to stop several times ..... the rule because she saw that it was difficult for the children to understand it.

explaining

to explain

explain

3. Janet was a wonderful dancer. I couldnít help ..... .

being impressed

to be impressed

to impress

4. Why would you suggest ..... her? She can cope with the task all by herself.

help

helping

to help

5. We canít help ..... knowledgeable and industrious people.

to admire

admiring

being admired

6. Donít be afraid ..... into the swimming pool; itís quite deep.

of diving

to dive

dive

7. I am sorry I have forgotten ..... you my textbook. Can I have it back?

lending

lend

to lend

8. She was a motherly soul. She asked me to come in and insisted ..... my taking a cup of tea with the family.

in

on

at

9. The comedy was hilarious, but somehow I didnít feel like ..... .

laugh

laughing

to laugh

10. I am not at all sure if Arthur is really interested ..... the truth.

in learning

to learn

learn

11. David found a small frog ..... walking near the pond in his garden.

by

without

while

12. I donít like ...... to and that, exactly, is what you are trying to do.

to be lied

be lied

being lied

13. Mind your manners! You should wash your hands ..... sitting down to dinner.

on

while

before

14. Your reproach is not fair. I am surprised ..... your having said this.

of

on

at

15. It started to drizzle and we hoped it would cease soon, but ..... stopping the rain increased.

for



instead of

by

16. Why would you suggest ..... her? She can cope with the task all by herself.

help

helping

to help

 

17. The comedy was hilarious, but somehow I didnít feel like ..... .

Laugh

laughing

to laugh

18. The child hurt her leg badly and started to complain ..... having severe pains in it.

of

about

at

19. Sheila is very upset. She isnít used ..... being treated like that.

on

to

in

20. Why do you insist _____ our returning back home?

at

in

on

21. We had some difficulty _____ finding the right candidate for this job.

at

in

on

22. My friend is really good _____ driving cars.

at

in

on

23. I am sorry _____ keeping you waiting.

of

for



to

24. The hungry boy was accused _____ stealing apples.

of

for



to

25. Are you keen _____ singing?

of

on

with

26. The poor teacher is fed up _____ repeating the same thing over and over again.

of

on

with

27. We won _____ finding the shortest way out.

in

to

by

28. There is no point _____ telling the truth.

in

to

by

29. What does your mother have _____ our going to the club?

by

against

to

30. I feel _____ going out. Would you like to join me?

like

to

for



31. Touch your toes _____ bending your knees.

like

with

without

32. This is a device _____ making coffee.

to

for



of

33. In spite _____ facing problems he kept on smiling.

to

for



of

34. I am sick and tired _____ doing this work.

of

for



with

35. What would you say _____ making a barbecue?

for



to

of

36. They are not interested _____ investing their money into our business.

on

at

in

37. We are looking forward _____ hearing from you as soon as possible.

Ė

to

for



38. What else can you do _____ mending cars?

to

like

besides

39. I am thinking _____ finding a new job.

of

on

to

40. I donít mind _____ Zac. Itís a nice nickname.
calling
being called
having been called

41.The safe showed no sign of _____.
touching
being touched
having been touched

42. Our teacher suggests _____ test next week.
writing
being written
having been written

42.I really appreciate _____ this opportunity. Iíll do my best.
giving
being given
having been given

43.She strongly objected to our _____ a fire.
making
being made
having been made

44. The child was punished by _____ to bed without dinner.
sending
being sent
having been sent

45.He was clever enough _____ _____ in this delicate situation.
avoiding, speaking
to avoid, to speak
avoiding, to speak
to avoid, speaking

46. I wonder if there is any use _____ _____ the results.
trying, improving
trying, to improve
to try, to improve
to try, improving

47. I used a car to get to work, and now I canít get used to _____ by bus.
go
going

48.Do you remember _____ your last exam? Was it hard?
take
to take
taking

49.I donít feel like _____ this article today.
reading and to translate
to read and translating
reading and translating

50.The little girl was really afraid of _____ lost in the forest.
having been
getting
having got

51.Is there anything here worth _____?
buying
being bought
having been bought

 

53.Would you mind _____ smoking here?
not
not to
no
donít

53.We stopped _____ some food in the store, because weíd run out of our supplies.
buying
to buy
having bought

54.What about _____ to the cinema tomorrow?
to go
going
having gone

55._____ you here was a great surprise to me.
finding
having found

56.The friends couldn`t _____ laughing when they discovered the problem.
assist
help
aid
support

57.I can`t _____ standing in queues.
stand
fall
sit
lie

1. I am glad ..... to stay with them in their country-house.
  to invite
  to be invited
  to have invited
  to have been invited
 
2. Look at the children! They are laughing. They seem ..... the film.
  to enjoy
  to be enjoying
  to have enjoyed
  to have been enjoying
 
3. I hoped ..... you by phone, but I couldnít. Why didn't you pick up the receiver?
  to reach
  to have reached
  to be reaching
  to have been reaching
 
4. Tom had an accident because he had exceeded speed limit. He shouldnít ..... so fast.
  drive
  be driving
  have driven
  have been driving
 
5. Good-bye! I am so pleased ..... you. Ė The pleasure is mine.
  to meet
  to be meeting
  to have been meeting
  to have met
 
6. No words can describe the fascination of the place. It must ..... .
  see
  be seen
  have seen
  have been seen
 
7. Donít interrupt him when he is working. He hates ..... .
  to disturb
  to be disturbing
  to be disturbed
  to have been disturbed
 
8. Library books mustnít ..... for more than two weeks.
  keep
  be kept
  be keeping
  have kept
 
9. It is not hard ..... decisions when you know what your values are.
  to be making
  to have made
  to make
  to be made
 
10. I was very upset and I didnít know whom ..... to for advice.
  to turn
  to be turning
  to have turned
  to have been turned
 
11. It is difficult ..... a friend who knows all about you and still likes you.
  to find
  to have found
  to be finding
  to have been finding
 
12. This dress looks so old and worn out. It seems ..... ages ago.
  to make
  to be made
  to have been made
  to have made
 
13. What did you come here for? It is mean of you ..... our holiday.
  to spoil
  to be spoiling
  to have spoilt
  to have been spoilt 14. Diplomacy is ..... and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
 
  to do
  to be doing
    to have been doing
  to have done
 
15. You warned me to stay away from Robert. I am sorry not ..... your advice.
  to have followed
  to be following
  to follow
  to have been following

Teddyís words made me ______ uncomfortable.
to feel
feeling
feel

Mrs. Pottson allowed her guests ______ in the living room.
to smoke
smoking
smoke

I watched my cat ______ with her kittens. I couldnít tear myself away from that funny sight.
played
playing
to play

Granny didnít want my Mom ______ my Dad.
marry
to marry
married

Our English teacher told us ______ shy and speak English as much as possible.
not to feel
not feel
felt

There wasnít much traffic in the street. I saw a little girl ______ the road
crossedcross
to cross

I have never heard Helen ______.
sang
sings
singing

Mary would like her brother ______ Tomís company.
to avoid
avoid
avoiding

We expected the Harrisons ______ later than usual.
to arrive
arrive
arriving

What makes you ______ such rash actions?
do
to do
doing

The rain seems ______. Call the children. I donít want them ______.
to be, to be got wet through
to be starting, to get wet through
to have started, to have got wet through
to have been started, to be getting wet through

The English colony, Plymouth, in Massachusetts, is known ... by the Piligrims who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.
to be established
to have established
to have been establishing
to have been established

Look, they are probably ______ to the news. They seem ______.
to be listening, to be excited
to listen, to be excited
to have been listening, to have excited
to have listened, to be being excited

He is sure ______ a liar. Everybody heard him ______ that in so many words.
to be, to say
be, say
to be, say
be, to say

When I came in, the discussion seemed ______ to an end. They appeared ______ patience because they turned out ______ for it.
to have been coming, to have been losing, be ready
to be coming, to be losing, not to be ready
to come, to lose, to be ready
to have come, to have lost, not to be being ready

I meant ..... a job interview for you, I am sorry I couldnít.

to arrange

to have been arranged

to have arranged

2.They must have taught him a lesson. It ought to ..... long ago.

do

be done

have been done

3.My younger brother hates to read; he prefers ..... to.

to be read

to read

to be reading

4.Donít disturb her. She went to bed very late. She may still ..... .

have been sleeping

be sleeping

sleep

5.There was nothing ..... , but to wait for the next train which was due at six.

to be doing

to be done

to do

6.My friend Marion is coming from Chile. I am sorry not ..... about it earlier.

to tell

to be told

to have been told

7.To be the gainer you are ..... yourself; to be happy you are to forget yourself.

to be losing

to have lost

to lose

8.A great mistake that you can make in life is ..... you are always right.

to have thought

to be thinking

to think

9.What did you come here for? It is mean of you ..... our holiday.

to spoil

to have spoilt

to be spoiling

10.It is difficult ..... a friend who knows all about you and still likes you.

to find

to be finding

to have found

11.Anna tried ..... two birds with one stone.

to kill

to have killed

to be killing

12.It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is ..... it.

to be using

to use

to have used

13.The meeting is put off till next Friday. I meant ..... you about it, but I forgot. I am sorry.

to warn

to be warning

to have warned

14.I am awfully sorry ..... you in this stupid way.

to bother

to have bothered

to be bothering

15.I was sorry ..... as I couldnít finish my conversation with Frieda.

to disturb

to be disturbed

to have been disturbed

Lorna intended to help him ..... lending him some money.

while

on

through

2.It started to drizzle and we hoped it would cease soon, but ..... stopping the rain increased.

by

for



instead of

3.Anne was able to keep the kids still ..... telling them an interesting story.

on

instead of

by

4.Agatha, would you mind ..... this letter on your way home?

mailing

being mailed

to mail

5...... looking out of the window, they noticed a fire in the opposite building.

after

on

at

6.My big grey cat Fluffy is good ..... mice.

catch

at catching

to catch

7.As an English proverb says ďItís no use ..... over spilt milk.Ē

crying

to cry

cry

8.We canít help ..... knowledgeable and industrious people.

being admired

admiring

to admire

9.I am sorry I have forgotten ..... you my textbook. Can I have it back?

lend

to lend

lending

10.Donít be afraid ..... into the swimming pool; itís quite deep.

dive

to dive

of diving

11.Peter, did you remember ..... the door? You are so absent-minded.

to lock

locking

lock

12.She was a motherly soul. She asked me to come in and insisted ..... my taking a cup of tea with the family.

in

at

on

13.I would like ..... you and some of my other friends for dinner some time.

inviting

to invite

invite

14.Janet was a wonderful dancer. I couldnít help ..... .

being impressed

to impress

to be impressed

15.Where do you and your friends plan ..... for the next summer vacations?

going

to go

go

16.I donít like ..... these shorts; they are too tight.

wearing

to wear

wear

17.I donít have your book. I remember ..... it back to you.

to be given

to give

giving

18.Speaking ..... thinking is like shooting without aim.

on

by

without

19.Your reproach is not fair. I am surprised ..... your having said this.

on

of

at

20.I prefer ..... jeans in winter and light shorts in summer.

to wear

wearing

wear


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