Gerund Or Infinitive Quiz Questions And Answers

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Check out our gerund or infinitive quiz questions and answers that are going to be very helpful for you if you want to increase your English grammar knowledge. The quiz is about gerund and infinitive. This quiz will give you a better understanding of their uses, and after this, you will be able to understand the right way to use them in sentences. So, are you excited and ready for this? Let's go then!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    LET'S START ___________ ABOUT THIS YEAR'S  FALL IN PROFITS.

    • A.

      TALK

    • B.

      TO TALK

    • C.

      TALKING

    • D.

      TALKED

    Correct Answer
    C. TALKING
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "TALKING" because the sentence is asking for an action to be performed, which is discussing or conversing about this year's fall in profits. "TALKING" is the present participle form of the verb "TALK" and is used to indicate an ongoing action.

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  • 2. 

    I REFUSE __________ RESPONSIBILTY FOR THIS SITUATION.

    • A.

      ACCEPT

    • B.

      TO ACCEPT

    • C.

      ACCEPTING

    • D.

      ACCEPTED

    Correct Answer
    B. TO ACCEPT
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "TO ACCEPT" because it is the infinitive form of the verb "accept" and is used after the verb "refuse" to show the action that is being refused. In this sentence, the speaker is refusing the responsibility for the situation by not accepting it.

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  • 3. 

    YOU PROMISED  _________ ME.

    • A.

      HELP

    • B.

      HELPING

    • C.

      TO HELP

    • D.

      HEARD

    Correct Answer
    C. TO HELP
    Explanation
    The sentence "YOU PROMISED TO HELP ME" is grammatically correct. The phrase "to help" is used after the verb "promised" to indicate the action that was promised. The word "to" is used to show the purpose or intention of the promise. Therefore, "TO HELP" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    I'D RATHER _______ IT FROM YOU.

    • A.

      HEAR

    • B.

      TO HEAR

    • C.

      HEARING

    • D.

      HEARED

    Correct Answer
    A. HEAR
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "HEAR" because the phrase "I'd rather" implies a preference, and in this context, the speaker prefers to hear something from the person they are addressing. The verb "hear" is the correct form to use in this sentence.

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  • 5. 

    OF COURSE THEY'RE DISAPPOINTED - THEY EXPECTED _____________.

    • A.

      WIN

    • B.

      WINNING

    • C.

      WINNED

    • D.

      TO WIN

    Correct Answer
    D. TO WIN
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "TO WIN" because the sentence structure suggests that the subject (they) expected something. In this case, the verb "expected" is followed by an infinitive form of the verb "win," which is "to win." This form is used to express an action that is desired or intended to happen in the future. Therefore, it makes sense that the subject expected to win, resulting in their disappointment when it did not happen.

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  • 6. 

    DO I KNOW YOU? I DON'T REMEMBER __________ YOU HERE BEFORE.

    • A.

      SEE

    • B.

      TO SEE

    • C.

      SEEING

    • D.

      NONE OF THESE

    Correct Answer
    C. SEEING
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "SEEING" because it is the present participle form of the verb "see" and is used in this sentence to indicate an ongoing action or state. The sentence suggests that the speaker does not remember if they have seen or encountered the person before.

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  • 7. 

    REMEMBER _____________ ME WHEN YOU ARRIVE

    • A.

      CALL

    • B.

      TO CALL

    • C.

      CALLED

    • D.

      NONE OF THESE

    Correct Answer
    B. TO CALL
    Explanation
    The phrase "REMEMBER _____________ ME WHEN YOU ARRIVE" requires a verb to complete it. Among the given options, "TO CALL" is the only one that functions as an infinitive verb phrase and makes sense in the context of the sentence. It suggests that the speaker wants the listener to remember to make a phone call when they arrive.

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  • 8. 

    WHAT TIME SHALL WE ARRANGE __________ UP?

    • A.

      MEET

    • B.

      TO MEET

    • C.

      MEETING

    • D.

      MET

    Correct Answer
    B. TO MEET
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "TO MEET" because the question is asking about the time at which we should arrange something. "To meet" indicates that the purpose of the arrangement is for a meeting to take place.

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  • 9. 

    I MUST ____________ YOUR COUSIN - SHE SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING!

    • A.

      MEET

    • B.

      TO MEET

    • C.

      MEETING

    • D.

      NONE OF THESE

    Correct Answer
    A. MEET
    Explanation
    The sentence structure suggests that the speaker wants to do something with the cousin. The verb "must" indicates that it is necessary or important to do this action. The most appropriate verb to complete the sentence would be "meet," as it conveys the intention of getting to know the cousin.

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  • 10. 

    WOULD YOU MIND __________, PLEASE?

    • A.

      WAIT

    • B.

      TO WAIT

    • C.

      WAITING

    • D.

      WAITED

    Correct Answer
    C. WAITING
    Explanation
    The phrase "Would you mind" is followed by a gerund, which is a verb form ending in -ing. In this case, "waiting" is the gerund form of the verb "wait". Therefore, the correct answer is "WAITING".

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  • 11. 

    I'M HUNGRY! WHY DON'T WE STOP _______ A COFFEE AND SOMETHING TO EAT?

    • A.

      HAVE

    • B.

      TO HAVE

    • C.

      HAVING

    • D.

      HAD

    Correct Answer
    B. TO HAVE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "TO HAVE" because it is used to express the intention or suggestion of stopping to get coffee and something to eat. In this context, "TO HAVE" indicates the purpose or goal of the action.

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  • 12. 

    YOU SHOULD STOP ________ SO MUCH CHOCOLATE AND SWEETS.

    • A.

      EAT

    • B.

      TO EAT

    • C.

      EATING

    • D.

      NONE OF THESE

    Correct Answer
    C. EATING
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "EATING" because it is the present participle form of the verb "eat" and is used to show an ongoing action. In this sentence, it suggests that the person should stop the habit of consuming excessive amounts of chocolate and sweets.

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  • 13. 

    THEY OFFERED __________ US TO THE CONCERT, BUT WE ENDED UP __________ A TAXI.

    • A.

      TO TAKE, TO TAKE

    • B.

      TAKING, TAKING

    • C.

      TAKING, TO TAKE

    • D.

      TO TAKE, TAKING

    Correct Answer
    D. TO TAKE, TAKING
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "TO TAKE, TAKING". The word "offered" suggests that someone gave or proposed something to the speaker. In this case, they offered "TO TAKE" us to the concert, indicating that they provided transportation. However, the phrase "but we ended up" implies that the original plan did not work out, and instead, they had to find an alternative. The phrase "ended up TAKING a taxi" indicates that they ultimately chose to use a taxi as their mode of transportation.

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  • 14. 

    THEY RECOMMENDED _________ TO THE PSYCHOLOGIST, BUT HE DIDN'T WANT _______ 

    • A.

      TO GO, TO GO

    • B.

      GOING, GOING

    • C.

      TO GO, GOING

    • D.

      GOING, TO GO

    Correct Answer
    D. GOING, TO GO
    Explanation
    The sentence structure "They recommended going to the psychologist, but he didn't want to go" is grammatically correct. In this sentence, "going" is used as a gerund, which functions as a noun representing the action of going to the psychologist. "To go" is an infinitive phrase that acts as the direct object of the verb "want." Therefore, the correct answer is "GOING, TO GO."

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  • 15. 

    I PREFER __________ TO BED EARLY

    • A.

      GO

    • B.

      TO GO

    • C.

      WENT

    • D.

      GONE

    Correct Answer
    B. TO GO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "TO GO" because the phrase "I prefer to go to bed early" indicates a preference for a specific action or behavior. In this case, the speaker prefers to go to bed early rather than engaging in any other activity.

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Jonathan is an English teacher, offering online conversation classes. He's also the creator of "Free Native Teacher," providing valuable language learning resources.

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