Gerunds And Infinitives! Grammar Test! Trivia Quiz

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This trivia quiz is a gerunds and infinitives grammar test. There are different ways that one can test out their understanding on the use of gerunds and infinites in a sentence and the quiz below is perfect for that. It tests out how skilled you are when it comes to using them in a sentence. Give it a try and see if you can fill the blank spaces correctly.




Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He acknowledges ……….. that.

    • A.

      Say

    • B.

      Saying

    • C.

      To say

    Correct Answer
    B. Saying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saying". The word "acknowledges" is a verb that requires an object to complete its meaning. In this case, the object is "saying", which functions as a gerund (a verb form used as a noun). Therefore, "saying" is the appropriate choice to complete the sentence grammatically.

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  • 2. 

    He considered …………. a new job, but then he changed his mind.

    • A.

      Get

    • B.

      To get

    • C.

      Getting

    Correct Answer
    C. Getting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "getting". In this sentence, the verb "considered" is followed by the gerund form of the verb "get". The phrase "getting a new job" indicates that he was thinking about obtaining or acquiring a new job. However, he ultimately decided against it and changed his mind.

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  • 3. 

    I don’t feel like ………… out.

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      To go

    • C.

      Going

    Correct Answer
    C. Going
    Explanation
    The sentence is expressing a lack of desire or motivation to do something. The verb "feel like" is followed by the gerund form of the verb, which is "going." Therefore, the correct answer is "going."

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  • 4. 

    They prohibit …………… inside the building.

    • A.

      Smoking

    • B.

      To smoke

    • C.

      Smoke

    Correct Answer
    A. Smoking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "smoking" because the sentence structure suggests that the action is being prohibited. The word "prohibit" means to forbid or ban something, and in this case, it is referring to the act of smoking inside the building. Therefore, "smoking" is the correct answer as it directly relates to the action that is being prohibited.

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  • 5. 

    He kept ……….. even though his shift had ended.

    • A.

      To work

    • B.

      Working

    • C.

      Work

    Correct Answer
    B. Working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "working" because the phrase "even though his shift had ended" indicates that the action of working continued despite the shift being over. The "-ing" form of the verb is used to show ongoing or continuous action, which fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 6. 

    I resent …………… under these conditions.

    • A.

      Working

    • B.

      To work

    • C.

      Work

    Correct Answer
    A. Working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "working" because the sentence is expressing a feeling of resistance or opposition towards something, and "resent" is a verb that requires a gerund form (-ing) after it. Therefore, "working" is the appropriate choice as it functions as a gerund and maintains the correct grammatical structure of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    He didn’t finish …………. the house until after midnight.

    • A.

      To paint

    • B.

      Painting

    • C.

      Paint

    Correct Answer
    B. Painting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "painting" because the sentence suggests that the person didn't finish something related to the house until after midnight. In this context, "painting" is the most appropriate option as it indicates the activity of applying paint to the house.

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  • 8. 

    He avoids ……………. early whenever he can.

    • A.

      Get up

    • B.

      To get up

    • C.

      Getting up

    Correct Answer
    C. Getting up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "getting up". The sentence is talking about someone avoiding something early whenever they can. In this case, the action of avoiding is related to the act of "getting up" early. Therefore, the correct form of the verb is the gerund form "getting up".

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