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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

18)…..(feel) sick.

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.

8. What's the use of.....? (cry)?


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