Verb Compliments Test: Know Where To Use Gerund Or Infinitives

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Verb Compliments Test: Know Where To Use Gerund Or Infinitives - Quiz

Can you pass this verb compliments test that we have brought here for you? Gerunds and infinitives can replace a noun in a sentence. Gerund = the present participle (-ing) form of the verb, e. G., singing, dancing, running. Infinitive = to + the base form of the verb, e. G., to sing, to dance, to run. Do you know where to use gerunds and infinitives in the sentences? Let's find out with the quiz below.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I have decided ...... a new car.

    • A.

      Buy

    • B.

      Buying

    • C.

      Bought

    • D.

      To buy

    Correct Answer
    D. To buy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to buy" because it is the infinitive form of the verb "buy" and it follows the structure "decided + to + verb" to express an intention or decision. In this case, the speaker has made a decision to buy a new car.

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  • 2. 

    It might ...... tomorrow. You should take an umbrella.

    • A.

      Raining

    • B.

      To rain

    • C.

      Rain

    • D.

      Rained

    Correct Answer
    C. Rain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rain" because the sentence is in the future tense and the word "might" indicates uncertainty. Therefore, "rain" is the most appropriate choice as it implies that it may or may not rain tomorrow.

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  • 3. 

    Your mother was surprised seeing you come home early after the party

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the mother was not surprised to see the person come home early after the party.

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  • 4. 

    I spent most of my summer ...... under the hot sun.

    • A.

      Sunbathe

    • B.

      Sunbathing

    • C.

      To sunbathe

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Sunbathing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sunbathing" because it is the present participle form of the verb "to sunbathe." The sentence suggests that the speaker spent a lot of time during the summer engaging in the activity of sunbathing, which involves lying or sitting in the sun to get a tan or relax.

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  • 5. 

    I hate ..... maths.

    • A.

      To study

    • B.

      Study

    • C.

      Studying

    • D.

      Studied

    Correct Answer
    C. Studying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "studying." This is because the sentence is expressing a dislike for math in general. The verb "hate" is followed by the gerund form of the verb, which is "studying" in this case.

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  • 6. 

    He was free to go whenever he wanted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "He was free to go whenever he wanted" implies that there were no restrictions or obligations holding him back from leaving at any time. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that he had the freedom to leave whenever he desired without any constraints.

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  • 7. 

    My father makes me ....... out the rubbish.

    • A.

      Taking

    • B.

      To take

    • C.

      Took

    • D.

      Take

    Correct Answer
    D. Take
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "take". In this sentence, the verb "make" is used in the causative sense, indicating that the subject's father is causing or forcing the subject to perform the action of taking out the rubbish. Therefore, the base form of the verb "take" is used after the verb "make".

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  • 8. 

    Remember .......me the book I gave you last week. I need it for a project

    • A.

      To give

    • B.

      Give

    • C.

      Giving

    • D.

      Given

    Correct Answer
    A. To give
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to give" because it is the infinitive form of the verb that matches the sentence structure and meaning. The phrase "to give" is used to express the intention or purpose of the speaker, indicating that they want someone to return the book.

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  • 9. 

    I may ...... hiking tomorrow if the weather is good.

    • A.

      Going

    • B.

      Go

    • C.

      To go

    • D.

      Went

    Correct Answer
    B. Go
    Explanation
    The sentence is in future tense and "may" indicates a possibility. The verb "go" is the correct choice because it matches the subject "I" and is used without the auxiliary verb "to". Therefore, the sentence should be "I may go hiking tomorrow if the weather is good."

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  • 10. 

    Nefeli’s mother doesn’t ...... her watch TV on weekdays.

    • A.

      Let

    • B.

      Letting

    • C.

      To let

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Let
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "let." This is because "let" is the correct form of the verb to use in this sentence to indicate that Nefeli's mother does not allow or permit her to watch TV on weekdays. The other options, "letting" and "to let," are not grammatically correct in this context. The option "none of these" is incorrect because "let" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 11. 

    I started ...... photography lessons.

    • A.

      To take

    • B.

      Take

    • C.

      Taken

    • D.

      Taking

    Correct Answer
    D. Taking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "taking". This is because the sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the action of starting photography lessons has already happened. "Taking" is the correct past participle form of the verb "take" in this context.

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  • 12. 

    Travelling is a great way to discover different cultures.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Travelling allows individuals to immerse themselves in different cultures, providing them with a firsthand experience of the customs, traditions, and lifestyles of various societies. By exploring new places, trying local cuisines, interacting with locals, and visiting historical sites, individuals can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for different cultures. This exposure to diverse perspectives can broaden one's horizons, foster tolerance and empathy, and promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Therefore, it can be concluded that travelling is indeed a great way to discover different cultures.

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  • 13. 

    It’s easy ...... between right and wrong!

    • A.

      Choosing

    • B.

      To choose

    • C.

      Choose

    • D.

      Chose

    Correct Answer
    B. To choose
    Explanation
    The phrase "It's easy to choose between right and wrong" implies that making a decision between what is morally correct and what is morally incorrect is a straightforward task. The use of "to choose" suggests that the action of selecting the right option is simple and uncomplicated.

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  • 14. 

    You should ...... greek food. It’s delicious!

    • A.

      Try

    • B.

      To try

    • C.

      Trying

    • D.

      Tried

    Correct Answer
    A. Try
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "try." This is because the sentence is discussing the speaker's recommendation or suggestion to try Greek food, indicating that they believe it is delicious. The word "try" is the most appropriate choice as it conveys the idea of attempting or sampling Greek food for the first time.

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  • 15. 

    I really like this band. I can’t stop ....... to it.

    • A.

      Listening

    • B.

      Listen

    • C.

      To listen

    • D.

      Listened

    Correct Answer
    A. Listening
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "listening" because the sentence is in the present tense and "listening" is the present participle form of the verb "listen". It correctly completes the sentence by indicating that the person cannot stop engaging in the action of listening to the band.

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Matthaios Matthaiakis |English Teacher |
Matthaios Mattha teaches English at a private school of foreign languages since 2005 and holds a background in business with studies at the University of Salford in Manchester. His true passion lies in the field of teaching.

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