Gerunds, Participles, And Infinitives: Quiz

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Gerunds, Participles, And Infinitives: Quiz

Decide whether the bold and underlined word in each sentence is a gerund, participle, or infinitive. For a quicker refresher on how to distinguish between these categories, visit our Resource Center article.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the play "Billy Elliot," the main character's dancing confuses and worries his traditional father.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Infinitive

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The shining sun caused everyone to immediately reach for their sunglasses.  
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Infinitive

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    I could barely hear the movie because of the audience's constant chattering throughout.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Infinitive

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The clapping seal entertained all of the the kindergarteners who went to the zoo.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Infinitive

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    I ran to the store right after work ended.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Infinitive

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 6. 
    We chose to fly rather than take the train.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Particple

    • C. 

      Infinitive

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 7. 
    After spending all day studying in the library, the buzzing fluorescent light was driving me crazy.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Infininitive

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 8. 
    The yapping dog kept me awake all night.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Infinitive

    • D. 

      None of the Above

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