Gerunds And Infinitives Practice + Parallel Structure

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 110

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Practice using gerunds and infinitive forms appropriately, as well as keeping parallel structure in your statements.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    He regretted _________________ her his favorite shirt.
    • A. 

      Give

    • B. 

      Giving

    • C. 

      To give

  • 2. 
    George needs Margaret _______________ him walk.
    • A. 

      Help

    • B. 

      To help

    • C. 

      Helping

  • 3. 
    Nancy suggested ___________ to the lake this weekend.
    • A. 

      Go

    • B. 

      Going

    • C. 

      To go

  • 4. 
    I cannot allow you ___________________ out driving in this weather.
    • A. 

      Go

    • B. 

      Going

    • C. 

      To go

  • 5. 
    Elizabeth claims __________ the president of the company.
    • A. 

      Knows

    • B. 

      To know

    • C. 

      Knowing

  • 6. 
    We should urge them ___________ us more often.
    • A. 

      Visiting

    • B. 

      To visit

    • C. 

      Visit

  • 7. 
    The doctor recommended _________________ every day for extra exercise.
    • A. 

      Walk

    • B. 

      Walking

    • C. 

      To walk

  • 8. 
    If you don't hand your assignment on time, you risk __________________ a lower grade.
    • A. 

      Receiving

    • B. 

      To receive

    • C. 

      Receive

  • 9. 
    Please don't hesitate ____________me at home.
    • A. 

      Call

    • B. 

      To call

    • C. 

      Calling

  • 10. 
    If you care ___________ the apartment again, please give me a call.
    • A. 

      Seeing

    • B. 

      See

    • C. 

      To see

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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. 

      How to pronounce English

    • B. 

      Reading it

    • C. 

      This statement is correct

  • 13. 
    What expression 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 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

  • 15. 
    What expression needs TO BE CHANGED in the next statement for it to be correct?         Jake suggested  that we take his car or walking to the auditorium.
    • A. 

      take his car

    • B. 

      Walking to the auditorium

    • C. 

      This statement is correct.

  • 16. 
    I must remember ________________ (invite) George to my party.
  • 17. 
    As I was going home, I stopped ____________(have) a look at a shoe shop.
  • 18. 
    They don't allow us _________________(chew) gum in class.
  • 19. 
    Joe forgot ______________(lock) the door last night.
  • 20. 
    I remember  __________ (visit) you last year.
  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    In addition to being a successful mother, actress, and a  ________________, Thelma is the president of her own company.
    • A. 

      She writes

    • B. 

      To write

    • C. 

      Writer

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    Getting something is not always as easy as ________________.
    • A. 

      Wanting it

    • B. 

      When you want it

    • C. 

      To want it

  • 25. 
    Automobile accidents are far more frequent than _____________
    • A. 

      Having an accident in an airplane.

    • B. 

      Airplanes have accidents.

    • C. 

      Airplane accidents.

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