Put in the verbs in brackets in the Gerund or the to-infinitive.
Example: They go on (read) the book. They go on reading the book.
1. I can't imagine Peter (go) by bike. 2. He agreed (buy) a new car. 3. The question is easy (answer). 4. The man asked me how (get) to the airport. 5. I look forward to (see) you at the weekend. 6. Are you thinking of (visit) London? 7. We decided (run) through the forest. 8. The teacher expected Sarah (study) hard. 9. She doesn't mind (work) the night shift. 10) I learned (ride) the bike at the age of 5.
7. Choose the correct answer.
1. Paula has given up…..
a) to smoke b) smoking c) smoke
2. I promised…..in time.
a) to come b) having come c) come
3. I saw him yesterday. He seems…..weight.
a) losing b) to have lost c) lose
4. Let me…..your bag.
a) to carry b) carrying c) carry
5. I don't enjoy…..very much.
a) dance b) danced c) dancing
6. It was funny. I couldn't help…..
a) laughing b) laugh c) to laugh
7. Would you mind ….. the door, please?
a) close b) closing c) closed
8.I'd prefer…..a taxi.
a) get b) to get c) having got,
9. He is very good at…..languages.
a) to learn b) learn c)learning
10. He is use….. alone.
a) having lived b) to live c) to living
11. David insisted on….. for the meal.
a) to pay b) pay c) paying
12.It is no use of…..about it.
a) worrying b) worry c) to have worried
l3. I had difficulty in…..a permission.
a) to get b) getting c) got
14. Let's go the pool …..a swim.
a) to have b) having c) had
15. Ann was surprised…..you last week.
a) see b) to see c) having seen
16. He prevented them from …..the same mistake.
a) do b) to do c) doing
17. Did you notice anyone…..?
a) to go out b) go out c) went out
18……her work, she came home.
a) to have finished b) having finished c) to finish
19.She denied….. there.
a) to go b) went c) going
20.Tony mentioned…..the bus to school instead of walking.
a) to take b) took c) taking
21 Ann was made …..her suitcase.
a) to open b) opening c) open
22. Do you know how….. to his house?
a) getting b) get c) to get
23. I remember…..the door.
a) locking b) to lock c) to be locked
24. The coat is dirty. It needs…..
a) to clean b) clean c) cleaning
25. I bought a new car instead of…..to America.
a) to fly b) fly c) flying
26. He is looking forward to…..them again.
a) see b) have seen c) seeing
27. She was busy….. in the garden.
a) working b) to work c) to be working
28. I don't enjoy…..very much.
a) driving b) drive c) drove
29. I can't afford…..tonight. I'm too tired.
a) to be going out b) to go out c) go out
30. His mother made him …..the room.
a) to clean b) cleaning c) clean
31. Has it stopped…..yet?
a) rain b) to rain c) raining
32. Can you remind me…..some coffee?
a) to buy b) buy c) having bought
33. Why do you keep me….. questions?
a) being asked b) asked c) asking
34. I refuse…..his questions.
a) to answer b) answer c) having answered
35. I've enjoyed…..them.
a) meet b) meeting c) being met
36. The girl began…..at night.
a) cry b) to cry c) having cried
37. He is against the discussion of…..this question.
a) postpone b) having postpone c) postponing
38. 1 can't stand…..here anymore.
a) work b) being work c) working
39. They translate a story into English without…..a dictionary.
a) to use b) use c) using
40. …..in that country all his life, he knew it very well.
a) living b) being lived c) live
41. She went out….. some bread.
a) buy b) buying c) to buy
42. I was glad …..them.
a) see b) to see c) saw
43.You must…..back at 11 o'clock.
a) be b) to be c) were
44. I'd rather…..in last night.
a) stay b) have stayed c) to have stayed
45. Ann made him …..
a) to apologize b) apologize c) apologized
46. She was made …..
a) to apologize b) apologize c) apologized
47. She entered without…..at the door.
a) knock b) knocked c) knocking
48. He isn't tall enough…..the top shelf.
a) reach b) to reach c) reaching
49. She is too short….. such a long dress.
a) wear b) wore c) to wear
50. She called me only…..that she would be late.
a) say b) to say c) saying
51. Dad let him…..TV.
a) to watch b) watch c) watched
52. She left Holland….. in another country.
a) to live b) live c) living
53. It was kind of you….. me your jacket.
a) to lend b) lend c) having lent
54. I think you'd better…..tennis.
a) to play ' b) play c) played
55. I don't know what …..
a) suggest b) suggested c) to suggest
56. …..vegetables is good for our health.
a) eaten b) eat c) eating
57. She wasted her time…..on the computer.
a) to play b) playing c) play
58. He pretended….. a lot of money but in fact he had won nothing at all.
a) win b) to win c) to have won
59. I watched him….. in the kitchen. It took him an hour.
a) paint b) to paint c) painting
60. I saw her….. the kitchen. I didn't wait until she had finished.
a) paint b) to paint c) painting
8. Fill in each space with either the Gerund ("-ing") or the Infinitive (to ...) form of the verb.
Example: "Reading in the dark is difficult." OR "Don't forget to brush your teeth."
1. When I mentioned…..married, she didn't say anything.
a. to get b. getting
2. If he keeps….. things from work, he's going to get fired.
a. to steal b. stealing
3. Bill enjoys…..mystery novels.
a. to read b. reading
4. I plan …..to college in the fall.
a. to go b. going
5. I plan on…..to college in the fall.
a. to go b. going
6. I suggested…..to a restaurant after the movie.
a. to go b. going
7. The doctor wants…..with you.
a. to speak b. speaking
8. I really miss…..as a flight attendant.
a. to work b. working
9. The little boy's teacher asked…..with his mother.
a. to talk b. talking
10. I don't mind…..with your cat. I love cats
a. to play b. playing
9. Provide the "to" or the "-ing" form of the verb. It may be necessary to provide a preposition as well.
1. They were thinking... some time on the North African coast. (spend)
2. The factory owner was accused... the health of his workers. (endanger)
3. He was planning... a holiday in the USA. (take)
4. The burglar decided... into the house... a window. (get, break)
5. The removal men were asked... the furniture into the van. (load)
6. He hurt his back... ... the sofa on his own. (try, lift)
7. The danger... on thin ice must be obvious. (skate)
8. Shopaholics just cannot stop themselves... things. (buy)
9. He bought the books... his friends, not.... (impress, read)
10. The newspaper printed a story about a man... a dog. (bite)
10. Verb Forms Quiz - Gerund or Infinitive? Choose the correct answer.
I remember _____ the Queen in London.
a. meet b. to meet c. meeting d. to meeting
1. Did you remember …..the letter?
a. post b. to post c. posting d. to posting
2. I'm not used …..up this early.
a. get b. to get c. getting d. to getting
3. I used….. to the cinema a lot.
a. go b. to go c. going d. to going
4. I regret ….. Mary about the wedding.
a. tell b. to tell c. telling d. to telling
5. Mrs Jones, I regret…..you that your credit limit has been exceeded.
a. inform b. to inform c. informing d. to informing
6. Stop.....this terrible noise at once!
a. make b. to make c. making d. to making
7. I wanted to stop…..some presents, but we didn't have enough time.
a. to b. to buy c. buying d. to buying
8. Look, it's starting…...
a. rain b. to rain c. raining d. to raining
9. I started…..English when I was four.
a. learn b. to learn c. learning d. to learning
11. Fill in the correct tense of the infinitive or the -ing form.
Example: We’d better not bother her - she seems to be studying (study).
1. The accused denied….. (do) anything wrong.
2. Paul pretended ... (win) a lot of money but in fact he had won nothing at all.
3. She must….. (work) outdoors when we rang. She didn’t answer the phone.
4. Jan hoped….. (get) the prize but someone else won it.
5. He seemed…..(swim). He was all wet.
6. I should….. (give) him some money before I went out but I forgot.
7. She says she would love….. (come) to dinner with us tonight.
8. He must….. (practice) that piece for hours - he plays it very well now.
9. Peter claims …..(choose) as the best-dressed man of the year.
10. They could ... (prepare) a meal for us last night instead of making us go out to eat.
11. John must…..(be) very busy these days - I never see him.
12. The house looks so clean now. They must…..(clean) all day.
13. Jan should…..(give) us her new address before she left.
14. The two men appeared ... (try) to break into the building when the police arrived.
15. You should…..(study) now instead of watching TV.
12. Fill in the -ing form or the infinitive in the appropriate tense.
Tom: Do you think Mary would like 1) to go (go) to the theatre with me
Jo: I don't think so. She seems 2)…..(study) very hard at the moment.
Tom: That's a shame! I would have liked 3)….. (go) out with her.
Jo: I wouldn't mind 4)…..(come) with you.
Tom: OK. But I think you should 5) ....(talk) to Mary. The last time I saw her
she claimed 6)…. (work) till 2 o'clock every morning for the past
month. It's not good for her, you know.
Jo: I know. I must 7)…..(talk) to her about it. But you know how she hates
8)..(tell) what to do.
13. Complete the conversation between a travel agent and a woman, using the Infinitive or the -ing form.
A: Good morning, madam. Can I 1) help (help) you?
W: Yes. I'd like 2)….. (book) a holiday please.
A: Certainly. I must 3)….. (ask) you a few questions. Now - where would
you like 4) …. go)? How long are you going 5)….. (stay)? Would you
prefer 6)… (have) a relaxing beach holiday or 7)….(go) sightseeing?
Which countries are you interested in 8)….. (visit)? What means of
transport do you prefer ?
W: Well, young man. I don't know where 9)….. (go) or how long
10)…..(stay). I hate 11)... (go) to the beach and I don't enjoy sightseeing.
I don't want 12) ... (visit) any foreign countries because foreign food
makes me 13) … (feel) ill. As for means of transport, I'm too frightened
14)... (fly) in an airplane. I hate 15)…..(go) on boats, I don't like
16)…..(travel) by train and 17)…..(travel) on a coach makes me
A: Well madam, I don't know what 19)…(suggest). I don't want
20)… (appear) rude, but I really think you should 21) … (stay) at home.
14. Put the verbs in brackets into the -ing form or the infinitive without "to".
Last night I heard car breaks screeching(screech) and people 2)..... (shout) in the street. When I looked out of the window I saw a crowd of about twenty people 3)..... (stand) around a young boy 4).....(lie) in the street. Next I saw the driver of the car 5)..... (approach) the crowd and 6).....(kneel down) by the boy. He was 7) ....(look) very anxious. 8)..... (watch) the drama from my window, I began 9).....(consider) the boy's family. Then a few minutes later I saw a young woman 10).....(run) towards the scene and 11)..... (push) her way through the crowd. Soon, I heard an ambulance siren 12)..... (scream) in the distance 13).....(get) closer and closer. Then I saw the ambulance stop in front of my house. I watched the ambulance men 14)..... (get out) and 15).....(run) to the injured boy. Minutes later I saw them 16)..... (run back) to their ambulance with the boy on a stretcher followed by his mother.
15. Fill in infinitive with or without "to", or the -ing form.
1. Charlie goes swimming..... (swim) every morning in summer.
2. Thompson admitted .…. (murder) his wife.
3. He left England..... (live) in another country.
4 .I think you'd better..... (go) home.
5. It was kind of you..... (lend) me your jacket.
6. He ran all the way home without.....(stop).
7. The teacher made him..... (write) the composition again.