Grammar Mastery Quiz, Chapter 17: Participles, Gerunds, & Infinitives

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This is a brief quiz on identiying participles, gerunds, and infinitives. In each item, look at the underlined word or phrase and then indicate whether it is a participle, gerund, or infinitive. This is a timed quiz--5 minutes, and may be taken repeatedly until you score at least 80%.

  
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  • 1. 
    Swimming is good exercise.
    • A. 

      Participle

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


  • 2. 
    Economics is an ever-expanding field of study.
    • A. 

      Participle

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


  • 3. 
    We drove to the mall to buy our new surround sound system.
    • A. 

      Paticiple

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


  • 4. 
    Breaking the light barrier is simply not possible.
    • A. 

      Participle

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


  • 5. 
    Overwhelmed by the menu choices, I just closed my eyes and pointed with my finger.
    • A. 

      Participle

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


  • 6. 
    They have closed the cafeteria to repair a broken steam table.
    • A. 

      Participle

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


  • 7. 
    Beginning today, I resolve to get all "A's" in English class.
    • A. 

      Participle

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


  • 8. 
    Passing this quiz with a good grade would make me happy.
    • A. 

      Participle

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


  • 9. 
    I always enjoy watching a meteor shower.
    • A. 

      Participle

    • B. 

      Gerund

    • C. 

      Infinitive


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