Gerunds And Infinitives Practice Test! Grammar Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    I don't enjoy (laugh)______at by other people.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "being laughed." In this sentence, the verb "enjoy" is followed by a gerund, which is a verb form ending in -ing that functions as a noun. The phrase "being laughed" acts as the direct object of the verb "enjoy" and indicates what the speaker does not enjoy. It means that the speaker does not enjoy when other people laugh at them.

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  • 2. 

    I am angry at Dimas for (tell, not)______me the truth.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "not telling, not having told" because both options are in the negative form and indicate that Dimas did not tell the truth. The first option, "not telling," is the present participle form of the verb "tell" and implies that Dimas is currently not telling the truth. The second option, "not having told," is the present perfect form of the verb "tell" and suggests that Dimas did not tell the truth in the past. Both options convey the idea that Dimas is being blamed for not being truthful.

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  • 3. 

    It is easy (fool)______by his lies.

    Explanation
    The phrase "to be fooled" means to be deceived or tricked by someone's lies. In this context, the word "easy" suggests that it is not difficult to become a victim of his lies. The word "fool" is used to emphasize the act of being deceived. Therefore, the correct answer is "to be fooled."

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  • 4. 

    My sister expected (invite)________to the weddings, but she wasn't.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to be invited". In this sentence, the verb "expected" requires an object, which is the person or thing that is being expected. In this case, the sister expected someone to invite her to the weddings, but she wasn't invited. Therefore, the correct form of the verb is "to be invited", indicating that she was expecting to receive an invitation.

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  • 5. 

    Your works are supposed (write)________in ink.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "to be written". This is because the phrase "supposed to" implies an obligation or expectation. In this context, it means that it is expected or required for your works to be written. The phrase "to be written" is in the passive voice, indicating that the action of writing is being done to the works.

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  • 6. 

    Sometimes teenagers complain about not (understand)_______by their relationship.

    Explanation
    Teenagers often feel misunderstood by their relationships, whether it be with their parents, friends, or romantic partners. They may express frustration or complain about not being understood, as they struggle to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and experiences effectively. This could be due to a lack of empathy, differences in communication styles, or simply a lack of effort to truly listen and understand. Feeling understood is important for teenagers as it helps them feel validated, supported, and connected in their relationships.

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  • 7. 

    Jin Won had a narrow escape. He was almost hit by a car. He barely avoided (hit)_______by a speeding automobile. 

    Explanation
    Jin Won had a narrow escape when he was almost hit by a car. He managed to avoid being hit by the speeding automobile.

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  • 8. 

    Mr. Aprian is always willing to help if there is a problem in the office, but he doesn't want (call)_______at home unless there is an emergency. 

    Explanation
    Mr. Aprian is always willing to help if there is a problem in the office, but he doesn't want to be called at home unless there is an emergency. This means that Mr. Aprian is available to be contacted and assist with any issues that may arise in the office, but he prefers not to receive calls at home unless it is absolutely necessary or there is an urgent situation.

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  • 9. 

    Mr. Wahyu has a good chance of (elect)________I know I'm going to vote for him.

    Explanation
    Mr. Wahyu has a good chance of being elected because the speaker states that they are going to vote for him. This implies that the speaker believes Mr. Wahyu is a strong candidate and has a high likelihood of winning the election.

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  • 10. 

    Mahsa appears (lose)_______some weight. Has she been ill?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to have lost." This is the correct form of the verb "lose" in the present perfect tense. The question suggests that Mahsa has lost weight, and the use of the present perfect tense implies that this action happened in the past and may still have an impact on the present. The question also asks if she has been ill, which suggests that her weight loss may be a result of illness.

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  • 11. 

    Dimas! You must tell me the truth. I insist on (tell)________the truth.

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the speaker is emphasizing the importance of Dimas telling the truth. The phrase "insist on" indicates a strong demand or requirement. The correct form to complete the sentence is "being told," which is the present participle form of the verb "tell." This form is used to express that someone is being instructed or required to do something. Therefore, the speaker is insisting that Dimas is instructed or required to tell the truth.

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  • 12. 

    Don't all of us want (love)_______and (need)_______by other people? 

    Explanation
    This question is asking about our desires for love and support from others. The correct answer is "to be loved" and "needed" because these words accurately describe our universal longing for affection and the feeling of being valued and required by others.

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  • 13. 

    Dear Doni, I feel guilty about (write, not)_________to you sooner, but I've been swamped with work lately.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "not having written" because it correctly uses the present perfect tense to express guilt about not writing to Doni sooner. The phrase "having written" indicates that the action of writing (to Doni) should have been completed in the past but was not. The phrase "not writing" does not convey the same meaning and does not fit grammatically in the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    A: You know Dinda, don't you?B: Dinda? I don't think so. I don't recall ever (meet)_______her. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "meeting". In the conversation, person B says that they don't recall ever meeting Dinda. The verb "meet" should be in the present participle form to match the tense of the sentence. Therefore, "meeting" is the correct choice.

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  • 15. 

    Mr. Tedy mentioned (injure)_________in an accident as a child in MATOS, but he never told us the details.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "having been injured" and "being injured" because both phrases can be used to describe Mr. Tedy's state in the past when he was involved in an accident as a child. Both phrases imply that he experienced an injury, but "having been injured" suggests that the injury occurred before a specific point in the past, while "being injured" suggests a more general or ongoing state of being injured.

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  • 16. 

    My grand father was in the army during the war. He was caught by the enemy, but he managed to escape. He is lucky (escape)_________with his life. 

    Explanation
    The phrase "to have escaped" is the correct answer because it accurately completes the sentence and conveys the meaning intended. It implies that my grandfather was fortunate to have successfully escaped from the enemy during the war and is still alive.

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  • 17. 

    A: Is Cindy a transfer student?B: Yes.A: Where did she go to school before she came here?B: I'm not sure, but I think she mentioned something about (go)________to UCLA or USC. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "having gone." This is because the conversation is in the past tense and the speaker is referring to Cindy's previous school before she came to the current school. "Having gone" is the past participle form of the verb "go," which is used to indicate an action that happened before another past action.

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  • 18. 

    We would like (invite)_________to my brother’s weddings at the Pearl Hotel last week, but we weren't.

    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the event has already happened. The phrase "to have been invited" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and makes sense in the context of the sentence. It suggests that the speaker wanted to be invited to their brother's wedding at the Pearl Hotel, but unfortunately, they were not.

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