Gerunds And Infinitives + Parallel Structure Practice

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Infinitive Quizzes & Trivia

Take this 30-minute quiz and see how well you manage gerunds and infinitive forms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The committee  recommended _________________a break from the meeting and resuming it after lunch.  
    • A. 

      take

    • B. 

      Taking

    • C. 

      To take

  • 2. 
    In addition to being a successful mother, actress, and a  ________________, Thelma is the president of her own company.                
    • A. 

      She writes

    • B. 

      Writer

    • C. 

      To write

  • 3. 
    Please don't hesitate ____________ me if you require further information.         
    • A. 

      E-mail

    • B. 

      To e-mail

    • C. 

      E-mailing

  • 4. 
    Automobile accidents are far more frequent than _____________
    • A. 

      having an accident in an airplane.

    • B. 

      Airplanes have accidents.

    • C. 

      airplane accidents.

  • 5. 
    He regretted _________________ his treasured book collection to a friend who sold them at a pawn shop.      
    • A. 

      Give

    • B. 

      Giving

    • C. 

      To give

  • 6. 
    Although your recipe for bread ____________, the bread made with my recipe is as good as yours.  
    • A. 

      takes longer than my bread

    • B. 

      it takes longer than mine

    • C. 

      takes longer than my recipe

  • 7. 
    Too much stress can cause sleeplessness, depression, and _____________________.  
    • A. 

      Lack of appetite

    • B. 

      you don't want to eat

    • C. 

      lack of appetite is caused

  • 8. 
    If you care ___________ the apartment again, please give me a call.  
    • A. 

      Seeing

    • B. 

      See

    • C. 

      To see

  • 9. 
    If you don't hand your assignment on time, you risk __________________ a lower grade.  
    • A. 

      To receive

    • B. 

      Receiving

    • C. 

      Receive

  • 10. 
      Elizabeth claims __________ the president of the company.  
    • A. 

      Knows

    • B. 

      Knowing

    • C. 

      To know

  • 11. 
    The adviser  suggested ___________ to the library to get documentary.            
    • A. 

      Go

    • B. 

      To go

    • C. 

      Going

  • 12. 
    What expression/word  needs TO BE CHANGED in the next statement for it to be correct?        Empathy includes  sentiments of sympathy, compassionate, and pity.
    • A. 

      Of sympathy

    • B. 

      Compassionate

    • C. 

      This statement is correct.

  • 13. 
    What expression/word  needs TO BE CHANGED in the next statement for it to be correct?         My legs are longer than yours, which makes running and to jump easier for me than they are for you.      
    • A. 

      to jump

    • B. 

      they are for you

    • C. 

      This statement is correct.

  • 14. 
    What expression/word  needs TO BE CHANGED in the next statement for it to be correct?       Food can pick up microbes during processing, to package, transportation, storage or preparation.
    • A. 

      Processing

    • B. 

      To package

    • C. 

      This statement is correct

  • 15. 
    What expression needs TO BE CHANGED in the next statement for it to be correct?                    How to pronounce English is more difficult than reading it.    
    • A. 

      Reading it

    • B. 

      How to pronounce English

    • C. 

      This statement is correct

  • 16. 
    They don't allow us _________________(plagiarize )  any of our assignments.
  • 17. 
    Since he never replied my letters, I stopped ____________(mail) them.                            
  • 18. 
    The patient doesn’t  remember ________________ (see) his family last night.                            
  • 19. 
    You must remember __________ (mix ) all the ingredients thoroughly if you want a nice and consistent dough .
  • 20. 
    Joe forgot ______________(lock) the door last night.
  • 21. 
    Authorities permit ____________(sell) foreigners goods in open markets.
  • 22. 
    They don’t permit tourists ___________________ (take) pictures in the museum.
  • 23. 
    It’s difficult for pessimists to avoid ___________(think) that future holds no hope.                                        
    • A. 

      thinking

    • B. 

      to think

    • C. 

      think

  • 24. 
    What expression needs TO BE CHANGED in the next statement for it to be correct?         Reading a good book can be as much fun as when you watch a movie.                    
    • A. 

      Reading a book

    • B. 

      when you watch a movie

    • C. 

      watch a movie

  • 25. 
    What expression needs TO BE CHANGED in the next statement for it to be correct?    There are dishes to do, floors to mop and that garbage should be emptied.                                              
    • A. 

      dishes to do

    • B. 

      floors to mop

    • C. 

      That garbage should be emptied

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