Gerunds And Infinitives Quiz: Test!

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Gerunds And Infinitives Quiz: Test!

Do you know the difference between gerunds and infinitives? Gerunds are best utilized in sentences that refer to real or complete actions, while infinitives are best featured in sentences that are unreal or abstract. Examples of some gerunds are thinking, walking, talking, and writing. Infinitives are prefaced with the word “to. ” For example, to walk, to talk, to live, and to learn. Grammar can be fun, and this quiz is no exception.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I have never forgotten ________ (work) as a hotel maid one summer when I was a teenager.
  • 2. 
    My aunt was an assistant manager at the hotel and she encouraged me 2) _______ (take) the summer job.
  • 3. 
    She had been a maid at one time and she advised me 3) ______ (remember) to clean the bathrooms really well.
  • 4. 
    Nobody likes to clean bathrooms, but I didn’t mind 4) ______ (do) it as part of my summer job.
  • 5. 
    That’s when I was first starting 5) ______ (learn) English.
  • 6. 
    Some of the visitors were really nice and I could practice 6) _______ (speak) English with them.
  • 7. 
    I enjoyed 7) ______ (try) to improve my English and it helped me when I went to college later.
  • 8. 
    I also learned that I didn’t want 8) _____ (work) as a hotel maid forever
  • 9. 
    However, I don’t regret 9) ______ (do) it for one summer.
  • 10. 
    I decided 10) ______ (study) harder at school so I could go to college and try to get a better job.
  • 11. 
    Tick the correct sentences!
    • A. 

      Harry’s improving a lot in his studies surprised all his teachers.

    • B. 

      The prince was worried about Ella’s locking in the dungeon by her step mother.

    • C. 

      My daughter’s not speaking much worries me so much.

    • D. 

      Jack’s being able to do the sum in two minutes amazes his teacher.

    • E. 

      I was upset about Kimberly’s not being kept her promise.

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