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GERUNDS & INFINITIVES
I. Give the correct form of verb in bracket
1. I can't think of (go) _____ to visit her in hospital without (buy) ______ some flowers.
2. The examiner gave the students some time (think) ________.
3. The play is programmed (start) ________ at 7 a.m, so we have decided (meet) _______ at 6.30.
4. I am looking forward to (see) _____ the film again.
5. I intend (study) ______ English (understand) ______ American business methods.
6. She still plans on (marry) ______ him even after he refused (buy) ________ her an engagement ring.
7. I can not resist (eat) ______ fish and chips when I am in England.
8. She enjoys (go) _____ to parties and (dance) _____ in the discos all the night long.
9. I stopped (live) _______ in London when I realized it was time for me (move) ______.
10. Don't forget (turn) _______ off the heating before (leave) ______ the house.
11. I understand (buy) ______ red roses for your girlfriend on St. Valentine's Day was a bit old-fashioned.
12. You should think about (save) ______ until you have enough money.
13. We all dislike (have) ______ (work) _______ even though we are all angry (spend) ______ money on
(have) ______ a good time and (get) ______ the things we want.
14. You mustn't mind (take) ______ trouble over the cooking if you want your guests (enjoy) ______ their
meal.
15. I like (watch) _______ the clouds at sunset because it seems (relax) _______ and puts me in the right
frame of mind (sleep) ______.
16. I enjoy (visit) ______ the internet cafe on my way home (check) ______ my e-mails and maybe (surf)
_____ the net for a while.
17. (Eat) ______ apples is better for you than (drink) ______ fizzy orange juice.
18. I meant (buy) ______ some croissants before (leave) _______ for work.
19. Don't hesitate (ask) ______ me if you have any questions.
20. (Be) _____ honest, she told me all her stories.
21. Her teacher wants her (spend)……………..more time on Maths.
22. Sara needs (improve)……………..her English writing.
23. You should (underline)………………..the word you want (learn)…………………
24. Can you help me (move)………………this table?
25. They were proud of (be)…………….so successful.
26. He asked me (not wait)………………..for him.
27. You should (practice)…………………..your English and history.
28. Stop (argue)……………….and start (work)…………………
29. I like (think)……………….carefully about things before (make)………………decision.
30. Ask him (come)……………..in. Don’t keep him (stand)……………at the door.
31. Don’t forget (lock)……………..the door before (go)………………..to bed.
32. Did you succeed in (solve)………………the problem? Let me (suggest)………………some solutions.
33. Does your jacket need (wash)……………..? – No, but you need (iron)………………it. It needs
(iron)………………before tomorrow morning.
34. I prefer (walk)………………to (ride)………………..
35. Don’t try (persuade)………………….me.. Nothing can make me (change)……………….my mind.
36. It was a really good holiday. I really enjoyed (be)………………….by the sea again.
37. I don’t mind (walk)………………home, but I’d rather (get)………………a taxi.
38. She likes (plant)…………………..roses in the garden.
39. My father used to (smoke)…………………..a packet of cigarettes a day.
40. Please stop (ask)…………………..me questions!
41. She hopes (have)………………………a suitable job.
42. He enjoys (get)……………………up late on Sunday mornings.
43. They are thinking of (move)………………..to America.
44. You don’t need (come)………………to the meeting.
45. Does she want (be)……………….a singer?
46. My sister hates (do)………………..the ironing.
47. It’s very difficult (reach)……………………a decision.
48. We stopped (have)…………………..dinner on the way home.
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49. Mary needs (find)………………….another job. Her company is going out of business.
50. He tried (avoid) ………………(answer)…………………my questions.
51. Have you finished (write)……………….your composition yet?
52. I must remember (post)………………this letter today. It’s important.
53. I considered (apply)…………………..for the job but in the end I decided (not/apply)………………..for
it.
54. I like (lie)……………………on the beach. I always spend my holiday (sunbathe)………………..
55. My uncle used (be)…………………..a footballer, but he had to stop (play)………………because of an
injury.
56. – Do you enjoy (lie)…………………on the beach?
- No, I really dislike (sit)…………………on the beach all day.
57. Andrew doesn’t mind (walk)…………………..home, but his sister would like (get)………………a taxi.
58. Sandra gave up (try)…………………to find a job in this country and decided (go)…………….abroad.
59. Are you looking forward to (see)……………Ann again? – We;;, I expect (meet)…………….her soon.
60. The teacher told everybody (be)…………..quiet, but they just went on (talk)……………….
61. I’m trying (repair)………………..my radio, but it doesn’t work.
Why don’t you try (change)……………..the batteries. I think the batteries in the radio need
(change)………….
II. Give the correct form of verb in brackets
1. He always avoids …………………………(meet) her in the street.
2. My mother gets used to …………………..(get) up early in the morning.
3. Tom refused …………………………..(give) me his address.
4. She could hardly bear (watch)……………….the film again.
5. My parents decided …………………..(take) a taxi because it was late.
6.
The
union
leader
urged
their
members
(think)………………….again
before
(decide)………………..(strike)………………….
7. He’s expecting ………………………..(make) a trip to Ha Long Bay.
8. Imagine (have)………………(get up)…………….at 5 a.m everyday.
9. That man seems (trust)……………………by everyone.
10. The books need ………………………(buy) quickly.
11. At first I enjoyed (listen)………………..to him but after a while I got tired of (hear)………………the
same story again and again.
12. Mr. Foster hopes (transfer)……………………..to New York by his company.
13. He made her ………………………(repeat) the message.
14. Will you help me …………………(move) the bookcase?
15. He is expected …………………..(arrive) in a few hours.
16. You seem ……………(know) this area very well. – Yes, I used ……………(live) here.
17. The headmaster doesn’t permit ……………….(smoke) during the meeting.
18. Come over here! I’d like you (see)……………………this.
19. Children should start (learn)…………………a foreign languages at primary school.
20. He remembered (pass)………………….on most of the information, but omitted
(mention)…………………one or two of the most important facts.
21. He postponed (make)………………..a decision till it was too late (do)…………..anything.
22. Try (forget)…………………..it, it isn’t worth (worry)………………………….about.
23. We plan (take)……………….our holidays abroad this year.
24. My watch keeps ………………..(stop).
25. He made us……………………(do) it allover again.
26. It’s no use …………………………(advise) him.
27. No one enjoys (deceive)……………………by another person.
28. He will be able ………………….(swim) very soon.
29. That author doesn’t mind (criticize)………………….by his friends.
30. That fellow couldn’t avoid (choose)…………………..into military service.
III. Give the correct form of verb in bracket
1. The boys like (play)………………….games but hate (do)…………………. lessons.
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2. His doctor advised him (give up)……………….. (smoke)……………….
3. He should know how (use)……………… the lift, but if he doesn't you'd better (show)
……………………..him
4. He was allowed (open)……………….. a new restaurant on the main road by the city council.
5. Please go on (write)……………….. ; I don’t mind (wait)……………………….
6. I advised her (ask) …………………the conductor to tell her where (get off)……………...
7. You should practice (speak)………………………. English everyday.
8. I can't help (feel)………………………….. anxious about her study.
9. If you keep (make) ………………………..such a noise, she'll complain.
10. It's no use (attempt)………………(have) …………………dinner in two minutes.
11. Do you mind (see)……………………. these photos again?
12. It took us ages to get used to (live)………………….. in flats.
13. I told my mother that I wanted to ( wake)…………………… up at 6.30
14. I don’t mind driving but I prefer to (drive)……………………. by other people.
15. Would you like (have) …………………breakfast with eggs, children?
16. My brother is an architect. He loves (design)…………………. new buildings.
17. After (spend) ………………two days (argue) ………………about where to go for their holidays.
18. They decided (not go)………………………. to the cinema.
19. I was just about (leave)…………………. the office when the phone rang.
20. It would be not good (ask) ………………Tom (do) ……………………that work.
21. I saw Paul (watch)………………………. television when came to see him.
22. I don’t mind (travel)……………………… by bus.
23. There is no point in (arrive) …………………..half an hour early.
24. It's no use (ask)………………………… children to work harder.
25. Let's go (fish) ……………………….today. There's nice wind.
26. After (spend) ……………………a week in that place, he decided to come back immediately.
27. Bill couldn’t stand (see)……………… anyone (sit)………………… round all time.
28. He has admitted (steal)……………………… his friend's car.
29. I see him (pass) …………………..my house everyday.
30. The grass needs (cut)…………………………..
31. She saw him (change) ……………………….the wheel.
32. I found a tree (lie)…………………… across the road.
33. I wasted hours (look)……………………… for this book.
34. Pardon me for (be) …………….late. It is very kind of you ( wait)………………. for me
35. I still remember (hear) …………………her (sing) …………………this song.
36. Try (finish)……………….. it. It is no use (complain)…………………….
37. I distinctly remember (pay) ……………………….him. I gave him two dollars
38. The teller was made (lie) ……………………down on the floor
39. It is difficult to get used to (eat)…………………. with chopsticks
40. I prefer (drive)…………………. to (be driven)…………………………
41. He refused ____________ ( answer) any more questions.
42. Where would you like ___________ ( have) lunch?
43. He hates answering the phone and just lets it __________ ( ring).
44. I’m too tired ___________ ( listen) to his boring stories.
45. If you want ___________ ( get) there before dark, you should _________ ( start) at once.
46. This book tells you how ___________ ( win) at games without actually cheating.
47. It isn’t good for children __________ ( eat) too many sweets.
48. She promised ____________ ( not do) that silly thing again.
49. He isn’t strong enough _____________ ( move) the washing machine to the other corner of the kitchen.
50. The police had made him ___________ ( tell) the truth.
51. After _________ ( spend) a week in New York, they decided __________ ( come) back.
52. Try to avoid _________ ( make) him angry.
53. Would you mind _________ ( show) me how to work the lift?
54. She apologized for __________ ( borrow) my car without __________ ( ask) for permission.
55. When at last I succeeded in __________ ( convince) him I wanted to get home quickly.
56. I distinctively remember ___________ ( pay) him. I gave him $10.
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57. Don’t forget __________ ( take) a camera with you.
58. Oh, let’s wait until it stops ___________( rain).
59. He telephoned her __________ ( arrange) another meeting.
60. I tried ____________ ( explain) to him but he couldn’t understand.
61. Please forgive me for __________ ( not write) you soon.
62. There is no point in ___________ ( change) the battery.
63. In spite of __________ ( be) rich, he is not generous at all.
64. My parents advised me __________ ( not invite) too many people to the party.
65. The little girl is afraid of __________ ( cross) the road.
66. When I was a child, I hated ___________ (go) to bed early
67. You don’t need ____________ (iron) that shirt. It doesn’t need ___________ ( iron)
68. Please remember __________ ( turn off) the light when you go out.
69. One of the boys admitted ____________(break) the window.
70. How did the thief get into the kitchen? – I forgot ____________(shut ) the window.
71. We decided ___________ (buy) a new car.
72. They've got some work _____________(do).
73. Peter gave up _____________ (smoke) few months ago.
74. He'd like _____________ (fly) an aero plane.
75. I enjoy _______________ (write) picture postcards.
76. Do you know what ____________(do) if there's a fire in the shop?
77. Avoid ___________ (make) silly mistakes.
78. My parents wanted me _______________ (be) home at 11 o'clock.
79. I can't imagine Peter _______________ (go) by bike.
80. He agreed ________________ (buy) a new car.
81. The question is easy _______________ (answer).
82. The man asked me how _________________ (get) to the airport.
83. I look forward to ________________ (see) you at the weekend.
84. Are you thinking of _______________ (go) to London?
85. We decided ______________ (go) for a walk in the forest.
86. The teacher expected Sarah ________________ (work) hard.
87. I had to ask the boys (stop) ____________ (ride) _______________ their mini-scooters in the corridor.
88. Don't start (try) ________________ (learn) _____________ algebra before you have finished (learn)
__________ (do) ___________ simple things in arithmetic.
89. We can't think of (buy) _____________ a new house before (sell) _____________ the old one.
90. I'd love (have) _____________ the opportunity of (meet) _______________you again.
91. Our teacher has promised (help) ______________ us (prepare) _____________for next week's test.
92. I hate (get up) _______________early in winter and (get ready) _______________in the dark.
93. If you can't fix that old thing, try (hit) ______________it with a hammer!
94. I saw her (sit) _________ at the bus stop, and I heard her (tell) __________her friend not to wait for her.
95. Poor Charles! The police suspected him of (try) ______________ (sell) ___________ stolen bicycles.
96. Can you manage (finish) ____________ (pack) ______________ these parcels alone?
97. A student can't learn (spell) _____________without (be) _________________ taught.
98. On (hear) _____________ her (speak) _______________everyone took her for a foreigner.
99. Have you ever watched people (try) ___________ (catch) ______________fish?
100. If you dislike (peel) ____________onions, try (wear) ____________ glasses and (hold)
______________ them under water while (do) __________________ so.
101. I promise to give you an opportunity (ask) ______________questions before (leave)
_____________the classroom after (listen) _______________to my lesson.
102. It's stupid (risk) _______________(break) ______________a leg with those mini-scooters.
103. I must remember (remind) __________the students that this grammar point needs (revise)________
104. We mustn't risk (be) ______________ late for the concert.
105. I’m not in a hurry. I don’t mind_____________ (wait) for you.
106. I’ll lend you the book when I’ve finished_____________ (read) it.
107. How old were you when you learnt _____________ (drive).
108. My father gave up _____________ (smoke) three years ago.
109. Would you mind _____________ (keep) silent? I’m trying _____________ (study).
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110. I always try to avoid_____________ (borrow) money from my friends.
111. The traffic was very heavy this morning, but I managed _____________ (get) to school on time.
112. Could you please stop _____________ (make) noise?
113. I hope _____________ (run) in the marathon next month.
114. Look! It’s starting _____________ (rain) again.
115. It was too late, so we decided_____________ (take) a taxi home.
116. My sister always enjoys _____________ (listen) to classical music.
117. I’ve put off _____________ (write) the letter so many times. I really must do it today.
118. Sarah gave up ____________(try) to find a job in this country and decided___________(go) abroad.
119. You can’t stop me _____________ (do) what I want.
120. They don’t have much money. They can’t afford_____________ (go) out very often.
121. I’m still looking for a job but I hope_____________ (find) something soon.
122. My mother can’t stand_____________ (stay) at home without doing anything.
123. How long have you been able_____________ (swim), John?
124. You must promise_____________ (not / be) late again.
125. When I saw her in that funny hat, I couldn’t help_____________ (laugh).
126. They refused_____________ (lend) him the money although he needed it badly.
127. Please, don’t forget_____________ (post) the letter for me today! It’s urgent.
128. Some people strongly dislike_____________ (hear) foul language.
129. If you want___________ (improve) English, you should practise____________ (speak) it more often.
130. By (work) ………….day and night he succeeded in (finish)……………… the job in time.
131. The children are busy (collect) _________ shells on the beach.
132. The teacher promised (help) _________ us (prepare) _________ for the examination.
133. We regret (say) _________ that the lecture was dull and wasn’t worth (listen) _________ to.
134. There’s no (deny) _________ that he enjoys (listen) _________ to his own voice.
135. Is (boil) _________ or (fry) _________ the best way of (cook) _________ this fish ?
136. It’s no use your (ask) _________ him (lend) _________ you any money.
137. Can you manage(finish) _________ (write) _________ these reports by yourself ?
138. He advised me( consider) ________all the facts before (decide) ________(accept) _________ the job.
139. They refused (allow) _______ us (go) _______ in without (sign) _______ the book.
140. My uncle used to (show) _________ me where (go) _________ and what (buy) ________.
141. There’s nothing like (walk) _________ as a means of (keep) _________ fit.
142. Your doctor advised (go) ____ to bed early, so I really can’t understand your (want) ____ (stay) _____
up late.
143. We considered (give) ______her a dress for her birthday, but couldn’t help (buy) _____her some
flowers, too.
144. There’s nothing (be) _________ done about it now except (tell) _________ the police the truth.
145. I remember (hear) ________ him (say) ________ the grass needed (cut) _______.
146. Would you mind (keep) _________ quiet for a moment ? I’m trying (fill) _________ in a form.
- It’s no use (ask) _________ children (keep) _________ quiet. They can’t help (make) _________ noise.
147. The miser spent all his time (count) _____ his money and (think) ______ up new hiding places. He
kept (move) ____ it about because he was terrified of (be) ____ robbed. He used to (get) ____up at night
(make) ___ sure it was still there.
148. They don’t allow (smoke) _________ in the auditorium; they don’t want (risk) _________ (set)
_________ it on fire.
149. Would you like me (turn) ___ down the radio a bit ? - No, it’s all right. I’m used to (work) ____with
the radio on.
150. We couldn’t help (laugh) ________ when he was making fun of himself.
IV. Give the correct form of the word in brackets.
1. Before (give) ______________evidence you must swear (speak) ______________the truth.
2. I tried (persuade) ____________________him (agree) ___________________with your proposal.
3. Your windows need (clean) _____________.Would you like me (do) ___________them for you.
4. Would you mind (shut) _______________the window? I hate (sit) _______________in a draught.
5. I can’t help (sneeze) ____________; I caught a cold yesterday form (sit) _________in a draught.
6. Stop (talk) _____________________; I am trying (finish) _____________________a letter.
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7. His doctor advised him (give) _____________________up (jog) _____________________.
8. My watch keeps (stop) _____________________.
9. People used (make) ___________________fire by (rub) _________________two sticks together.
10. He hates (answer)………………….. the phone, and very often just lets it (ring)………………..
11. If you go on (let) __________your dog (chase) __________cars he will end by (be) _____________run
over.
12. I prefer (drive) _____________________to (be) _____________________driven.
13. I advise you (start) _____________________ (look) _____________________for a flat at once.
14. Would you mind (lend) _____________me some money? I forgot (cash) __________ a cheque.
15. (Lie) _____________on the beach is much more pleasant than (sit) _____________in the office.
16. She like her children (go) _____________to the dentist every six months.
17. An instructor is coming (show) _____________us how (use) _____________the machine.
18. I have no intention of (go) _____________to that film; I couldn’t bear (see) _____________my favorite
actress in such dreadful part.
19. I suggest (telephone) ________the hospitals before (ask) _________the police (look) _________for
him.
20. After (hear) ____________the conditions I decided (not enter) ____________for the competition.
21. Some people seem (have) ___________the passion for (write) _____________to the newspapers.
22. He expects me (answer) __________by return but I have no intention of (reply) __________at all.
23. He postponed (make) _____________a decision until it was too late (do) ____________anything.
24. Try (forget) _____________it; It isn’t worth (worry) _____________about it.
25. There is no point in (remain) ________in a dangerous place if you can’t do anything (help)
___________the people who have (stay) _____________ there.
26. The horse won’t be well enough (run) _____________in tomorrow’s race. He doesn’t seem (have)
_____________recovered from his long journey.
27. At first I enjoyed (listen) _____________to him but after a while I got tired of (hear) _____________the
same story again and again.
28. She is not eager (start) _____________her job.
29. Do stop (talk)_____________ I am trying (finish) _____________the report
30. He tried (put) _____________on the shirt to see whether it fit him or not.
31. He wore dark glasses (avoid) _____________. (recognize) _____________
32. I advised you (start) _____________ (look) _____________…. For a flat at once.
33. I can’t help (sneeze) ____________ I caught a cold yesterday from (sit) _____________ in a draught.
34. He had to pay for the (break)_____________ glass.
35. It’s very hot. I’d like (go) _____________ out for awalk.
36. Those boys are very lazy. They feel like (play) _____________all the time.
37. Most all people would prefer (live) _____________ in the country.
39. I prefer (drive) _____________ to (drive) _____________.
40. He has failed in the exam, and he regrets (be) _____________.so lazy before.
41. Try (forget) _____________. It; it isn’t worth (worry) _____________about.
42. It took me along time (recover) _____________from the shock.
43. She would rather (stay) _____________ at home tonight.
44. This test is not easy (do) _____________.
45. I heard them (talk) _____________about me when I entered the room.
46. They often go (swim) _____________ in the river nearby.
47. At first I enjoyed (listen) _____________. to him but after a while I got tired of (hear) __________ the
same story again again.
48. Our teacher has promised (help) _____________ us (prepare) _____________… for the exam.
49. I have decided (allow) _____________. My friend (do) ____________ as she pleases.
50. He spends his free time (collect) __________stamps, he has taken up (do) __________ this for a long
time.
51. Peter, I have something (tell)_____________you.
52. I can’t imagine (not have) _____________ a car.
53. If I have got a headache, why don’t you try (take) _____________ an aasprin?
54. We are arranged (meet) ____________out side the school at 4;30.
55. Have you ever considered (work) _____________as a teacher/
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56. Harry says she doesn’t remember (meet) _____________Sally before.
57. I really miss (play) _____________…. tennis as I used to.
58. The man showed me what (do) ____________in the village.
59. The teacher is busy (explain) ____________the plain.
60. The secretary still has some letters (type) _____________
61. They needn’t (work) _____________that hard.
62. There are many questions (answer) _____________
63. There is no use (call) _____________him at this time.
64. He smelt something (burn) _____________ in the kitchen
65. Because of heavy rain, they delayed (play)_____________ the match.
66. I had to ask the boys (stop) _____________ (make) ____________ noisy.
67. The teacher recommended (do)___________more homework but he was too lazy (take)________his
advise.
68. I looking forward to (see) _____________ you
69. He dreads (have) _____________ to retire.
70. He urged us (work) _____________ faster
71. I wish (see)_____________ the headmaster.
72. It’s no use (wait) ____________
73. He warned her (not touch) _____________the tire.
74. My mother told me (not speak) _____________to anyone about it.
75. I can’t understand her (behave) _____________ like that .
76. You are expected (know) _____________ the safety regulations of the college.
77. He decided (disguise) _____________.. himself by (dress )___________ as a woman.
78. I used (ride) _________a lot but I haven’t had a chance (do) ________ any since (come) __________
here.
79. I ride sometimes. Would you like (come) ____________ with me next time?
80. Most people prefer (spend) ____________money to (earn) ____________ it.
81. I resented (be) ____________unjustly accused and asked him (apologize). ____________
82. It isn’t good for children (eat) ____________too many sweets.
83. I didn’t feel like (work) ____________so I suggested (spend) ____________the day in the garden.
84. Why you keep (look) ____________back? Are you afraid of (be) ____________followed?
85. Do you remember (post) ____________the letter? Yes, I do; I posted it in the letter-box near my gate.
86. Did you remember (lock) _______the door? No, I didn’t. I’d better (go) _______back and (do) _____ it
now.
87. You still have a lot (learn) ____________if you’ll forgive me (say) ____________so.
88. It’s no use (try) ____________ (interrupt) ____________him. You’ll have to (wait) ____________till
he stops (talk) ____________.
89. I’m for (do) ____________nothing till the police arrive. They don’t like you (move) ____________
anything when the crime has been committed.
90. He didn’t like (leave) ____________the children alone in the house but he dad no alternative as he had
(go) ____________out to work.
91. Why didn’t you drink it? I didn’t like (drink) ____________ it, as I didn’t know what it was.
92. I’m very sorry for (be) ____________ late. It was good of you (wait) ____________ for me.
93. I keep (try) ____________ (make) ____________mayonnaise but I never succeed
94. Try (add) ____________the yolk of a hard-boiled egg.
95. Do you feel like (go) ____________to a film or would you rather (stay) ____________at home?
96. She told me (look) ________through her correspondence and (take) __________out any letters that you
had written her. I didn’t like (look) ________through someone else’s letters but I had (do) __________ as
she said.
97. He took to (get up) ____________early and (walk) ____________noisily around the house.
98. I like (listen) ____________to folk music much better than (listen) ____________ to pop.
99. The car began (make) ____________an extraordinary noise so I stopped (see) ____________ what it
was.
100. You’ll never regret (do) ____________a kind action.
101. He decided (put) ____________broken glass on top of his wall (prevent) ____________ boys (climb)
____________over it.
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102. He annoyed me very much by (take) ________the piece of cake that I was keeping (eat) ____________
after my supper.
103. He kept (ring) ____________up and (ask) ____________for an explanation and she didn’t know what
(do) ____________about him.
104. We got tired of (wait) ____________for the weather (clear) ____________and finally decided (set)
____________out in the rain.
105. He made me (repeat) ____________his instructions (make) ____________ sure that I understood what
I was (do) ____________after he has gone.
106. I suggested (leave) ____________the car here and (send) ____________a breakdown van (tow)
____________ it to the garage.
107. She apologized for (borrow) ____________ my sewing-machine without (ask)
____________permission and promised never (do) ____________ it again.
108. I didn’t mean (offend) ____________ anyone but somehow I succeeded in (annoy) ____________
them all.
109. She claimed (be able) __________ (tell) _________the future by (gaze) __________into her crystal
ball.
110. He never thinks of (get) ____________out of your way; he expected you (walk) ____________round
him.
V. Put the verb in the brackets in the correct form.
1. He wanted (see) _____________________the house where the president was born.
2. He is expected (arrive) _____________________in a few days.
3. I would like him (go) _____________________ to a university but I can’t (make) him go.
4. I am looking forward to (see) _____________________ you.
5. I arranged (meet) _____________________them there.
6. He urged us (work) _____________________faster.
7. I wish (see) _____________________the manager.
8. It is no use (wait) _____________________him.
9. He warned her (not touch) _____________________the wire.
10. Don’t forget (clock) _____________________the door before (go) _____________________to bed.
11. My mother told me (not speak) _____________________too anyone about it.
12. He tried (explain) _____________________but she refused (listen) _____________________.
13. At dinner she annoyed me by (smoke) _____________________between the courses.
14. He decided (disguise) __________________ himself by (dress) _______________as a women.
15. I am prepared (wait) _____________________here all night if necessary.
16. Would you mind (show) _____________________me how (work) _____________________the lift.
17. After (walk) ___________three hours we stopped (rest) ___________and let the others (catch)
_____________up with us.
18. I am beginning (understand) _____________________what you mean.
19. The boy likes (play) _____________________games but hates (do) ________________exercises.
20. I regret (inform) _____________________you that your application has been refused.
21. I don’t allow (smoke) _____________________in my drawing-room.
22. I don’t allow my family (smoke) _____________________at all.
23. He surprised us all by (go) _________________away without (say) ________________‘Good-bye’.
24. Please go on (write) _____________________; I don’t mind _____________________ (wait).
25. He wore glasses (avoid) (be) _____________________recognized.
26. Before (give) _______________evidence you must swear (speak) ___________________the truth.
27. I tried (persuade) ____________________him (agree) _____________________with your proposal.
28. Your windows need (clean) ______________.Would you like me (do) ___________them for you.
29. Would you mind (shut) _______________the window? I hate (sit) _______________in a draught.
30. I can’t help (sneeze) ____________; I caught a cold yesterday form (sit) _________in a draught.
31. Stop (talk) _____________________; I am trying (finish) _____________________a letter.
32. His doctor advised him (give) _____________________up (jog) _____________________.
33. My watch keeps (stop) _____________________.
34. People used (make) _____________________fire by (rub) _________________two sticks together.
35. He hates (answer) the phone, and very often just lets it (ring).
36. If you go on (let) ______your dog (chase) ________cars he will end by (be)
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_____________________run over.
37. I prefer (drive) _____________________to (be) _____________________driven.
38. I advise you (start) _____________________ (look) _____________________for a flat at once.
39. Would you mind (lend) _____________me some money? I forgot (cash) __________ a cheque.
40. (Lie) _____________on the beach is much more pleasant than (sit) _____________in the office.
41. She like her children (go) _____________to the dentist every six months.
42. An instructor is coming (show) _____________us how (use) _____________the machine.
43. I have no intention of (go) _________to that film; I couldn’t bear (see) _____________my favorite
actress in such dreadful part.
44. I suggest (telephone) _____________the hospitals before (ask) _____________the police (look)
_____________for him.
45. After (hear) _____________the conditions I decided (not enter) _____________for the competition.
46. Some people seem (have) _____________the passion for (write) _____________to the newspapers.
47. He expects me (answer) _____________by return but I have no intention of (reply) _____________at
all.
48. He postponed (make) _____________a decision until it was too late (do) _____________anything.
49. Try (forget) _____________it; It isn’t worth (worry) _____________about it.
50. There is no point in (remain) ____in a dangerous place if you can’t do anything (help) ___the people
who have (stay) ____there.
51. The horse won’t be well enough (run) _____in tomorrow’s race. He doesn’t seem (have)
_____recovered from his long journey.
52. At first I enjoyed (listen) _________to him but after a while I got tired of (hear) _____________the
same story again and again.
53. It is usually easier (learn) _____________a subject by (read) _____________books than by (listen)
_____________ to lectures.
54. It wouldn’t be safe (start) _____________down now; we will have (wait) _____________till the mist
clears.
55. After (discuss) ________the matter for an hour the committee adjourned without (have) _____________
reached any decision.
56. It’s not much use (have) _____________a bike if you don’t know how (use) _____________it.
57. I distinctly remember (pay) _____________him. I gave him 2$.
58. Did you remember (give) _____________him the key of the safe? - No, I didn’t. I will go and do it now.
59. Please forgive me for (interrupt) _____________you but would you mind (repeat) _____________that
last sentence.
He made a lot of money by (buy) ____tickets in advance and (sell) _____________them twice the price on
the day of the match.
VI. Supply the correct preposition and the gerund form of the verb in brackets
Eg: Mary is fond...................... (swim)
 Mary is fond of swimming.
1. John interested .......................................... (buy) a new car.
2. She is afraid ........................ (fail) the exam.
3. Peter is busy …………………….. (repair) the car at the moment.
4. Thank you........................... (help) me
5. We are looking forward ............................(see) you
6. He is good ............................. (play) tennis
7. I have no objection..................................... (carry) out the plan
8. Jim got tired ................................ (wait) for us
9. We are bored …………………..(do) the same things everyday.
10. He is excited…………………….(travel) around the world.
VII. Supply an appropriate preposition and verb form
1. Alice isn’t interested ___in___(look) __looking__ for a new job.
2. Henry is excited _________ (leave) _________ for India.
3. You are capable _________ (do) _________better work.
4. I have no excuse _________ (be) _________ late.
5. I’m accustomed _________ (have) _________a big breakfast.
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6. The rain prevented us _______ (complete) _________the work.
7. Fred is always complaining _________ (have) _________a headache.
8. Instead _________ (study) _________Margaret went to a ball game with some of her friend.
9. Thank you_________ (help) _________me to carry the packages to the post office.
10. Mrs. Grant insisted_________ (know) _________the whole truth.
11. He showed us how to get his house _____ (draw) ______a map.
12. You should take advantage_________ (live) _________here.
13. Laura had a good reason _______ (go, not) _______to class yesterday.
14. Everyone in the neighborhood participated_________ (search) _________for the lost child.
15. I apologized to Diane _______ (make) ________ her wait for me.
16. The weather is terrible tonight. I don’t blame you_________ (want, not) _________go to the meeting.
17. Who is responsible_________ (wash) _________and (dry) _________the dishes after dinner?
18. In addition_________ (go) _________to school full-time, Sam has a part-time job.
19. The angry look on his face stopped me_________ (speak) _________my mind.
20. Where should we go for dinner tonight? Would you object _________ (go) _________ to an Italian
restaurant?
21. The thief was accused_________ (steal) _________a woman’s purse.
VIII. Write the following sentences, using Gerund phrases
Eg
It is really quite easy to learn English
 Learning English is really quite easy
1. It was wonderful to see our old friends again. ( was)
…………………………………………………………………….
2. It is useless to complain about that matter now. (is )
…………………………………………………………………….
3. It was very uncomfortable to sit in one place for so long (was)
…………………………………………………………………….
4. It will be a lot of fun to go to that party next week (will)
…………………………………………………………………….
5. It will be interesting to travel to Italy by boat. (will)
…………………………………………………………………….
6. it was exciting to meet the president(was)
…………………………………………………………………….
7. It is not so easy to write good compositions in English (is)
…………………………………………………………………….
8. It takes about seven hours to drive from here to Dalat(takes)
…………………………………………………………………….
9. It usually takes me forty minutes to get to school (takes)
…………………………………………………………………….
10. It takes us eight hours to fly to Hanoi (takes)
…………………………………………………………………….
IX. Rewrite the following sentences, using the gerund
1. When did you begin to study English ?
…………………………………………………………………….
2. Your hair needs to be cut.
…………………………………………………………………….
3. He advised me to apply at once.
…………………………………………………………………….
4. She recommends housewives to buy the big tins
…………………………………………………………………….
5. They don't allow us to park here.
…………………………………………………………………….
6. She never ceased to complain about prices.
…………………………………………………………………….
7. I can't bear to be laughed at.
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…………………………………………………………………….
8. He continued to live in the country.
…………………………………………………………………….
9. It started to rain.
…………………………………………………………………….
10. The room needs to be painted .
…………………………………………………………………….
X. Combine each pair of sentences into one sentences, using the Gerund
Eg: 1.Alice made a mistake in her homework. She remembered it.
 Alice remembered making a mistake in her homework.
2. Tom asked me to remind him to buy a new shirt I forgot it.
…………………………………………………………………
3. Mr Pike taught John several years ago, He doesn't remember it.
…………………………………………………………………
4. This work must be done before we go home. We mustn't forget.
…………………………………………………………………
5. Mary planned to go to the concert last night. She forgot it.
…………………………………………………………………
6. Peter lived in the country when he was a boy. He doesn't remember it.
…………………………………………………………………
7. He took Jane to a party two months ago. He remembered it.
…………………………………………………………………
8. Grand’s mother often wears her glasses when she reads. Sometimes she forgets.
…………………………………………………………………
9. Helen didn't buy some meat. She forgot it.
…………………………………………………………………
10. Jim called his friend on his birthday. He remembered it.
…………………………………………………………………
XI. Rewrite the following sentences, Using Gerund phrases
Eg: 1. A good way of keeping fit is to swim everyday.
 Swimming everyday is a good way of keeping fit
2. It takes a long time to learn a foreign language.
…………………………………………………………………
3. Clean the machine more often that will solve your problems
…………………………………………………………………
4. Grow your own food . It's less expensive
…………………………………………………………………
5. Give up smoking . I will make you feel better
…………………………………………………………………
6. It is cheaper to go by rail than by air
…………………………………………………………………
7. You are not allowed to smoke here.
…………………………………………………………………
8. It's not very pleasant to be in hospital
…………………………………………………………………
9. It's very difficult to wind surfing properly.
…………………………………………………………………
10. It's more difficult to speak a foreign language than to read it.
…………………………………………………………………
11. It is forbidden to walk on the grass.
…………………………………………………………………
12. One thing I can't do is swim on my back
…………………………………………………………………
13. It's difficult to be polite to someone you don't like.
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…………………………………………………………………
14. It's not easy to change money here on a Saturday
…………………………………………………………………
15. It is impossible to park your car during office hours.
…………………………………………………………………
XII. Combine two sentences using Infinitive with TO
1. She got up early. She wanted to go for a walk.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
2. The teacher will give the bonus marks. He promised that.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
3. This bag is too heavy. You can’t carry it.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
4. We can’t refuse their invitation. It would look rude.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
5. I met him again. It was surprised.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
6. The film wasn’t good enough. I didn’t watch it.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
7. Thanks for telling me the news. It was very kind of you.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
XIII. Rewrite the sentence using the suggestion
1. He locked the door. ( I observed him)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2. They force the children to have breakfast at home. ( They make)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. He left the house early this morning. ( I saw)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. My mother allows me to go to the party next Sunday. ( My mother lets)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. Someone knocked the door angrily. ( She could hear)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. A pavement artist drew a portrait. ( I watched)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
7. The examiner told me to leave the bag outside. ( The examiner made)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
8. The boy ran away from the house. ( She noticed)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
9. I don’t intend to tell you my plans.
I haven’t no intention………………………………………………………..……………………………
10. Long found it difficult to concentrate on her lesson because of noise.
Long had difficulty……………………………………………………………………………
11. He tried to escape but the police stopped him.
The police prevented him ………………………………………………………………….
12. John began playing the piano ten years ago.
John has……………………………………………..…………………………………….
13. I can’t possibly work in all this noise!
It is impossible……………………………………………………………………………
14. Smoking is not allowed on the public buses.
They don’t …………………………………………………………………………….
XIV. Complete the dialogue with the correct form of the verbs
Mary: Hi! Nam. You managed ___________ (find) your way then?
Nam: Yes, in the end. There was a lot of traffic jams and the weather was very wet.
Mary: Well, you’re here now. Let me ____________ (hang) up your rain coat.
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Nam: Thank you.
Mary: I’m glad you decided _________ (come) to my party. Everyone seems __________ (have) a good
time. I invited many people. Well, “the more the merrier.”
Nam: Has Linda come?
Mary: She said she couldn’t _________ (come).
Nam: And Lien?
Mary: Yes. She came early, but she seemed __________ (leave) early, too. She was here with her
boyfriend.
XV. Complete the sentence with the correct verb form,(Passive gerund and infinitive)
1. He wants her ________ (finish) her homework as soon as possible.
2. I like ___________ (ask) many questions by the interviewers.
3. Are you bored with __________ (do) the same thing everyday?
4. They don’t mind __________ (keep) standing on the bus.
5. She was frightened of __________ (rob) by a stranger.
6. I can’t stop him _________ (talk) about his favorite football team.
7. Why don’t you hate ___________ (call) such a nickname by your friends?
8. I hope _____________ (offer) the job at the telephone company.
9. She could afford ____________ (buy) this luxury coat.
10. My close friend kept ___________ (tell) me about her idol.
XVI. Choose the best answer to complete the sentence
1. My brother likes ___________ funny stories.
A. read
B. reads
C. reading
D. have read
2. He was so interested in the football match that he forgot ___________ her.
A. phone
B. to phone
C. phoning
D. phoned
3. My brother is fond of ___________ stamps.
A. collect
B. to collect
C. collected
D. collecting
4. I’m delighted ____________ that you can come on Saturday.
A. hear
B. to hear
C. hearing
D. being heard
5. She was made _____________ all house work by herself.
A. finish
B. to finish
C. finishing
D. finished
6. He prefers ______________ presents on his birthday.
A. to give
B. giving
C. to be given
D. being given
7. I suggest ____________ the hospital before ___________ the police to look for him.
A. call – ask
B. to call – to ask
C. calling – asking
D. to call – asking
8. She expected _____________ by her boyfriend at the station but he wasn’t there.
A. to meet
B. meeting
C. to be met
D. being met
9. I knew I wasn’t the first _____________ her that she failed the exam again.
A. to inform
B. informing
C. inform
D. informed
10. She _________ in Oxford. Then she moved to London.
A. gets used to living
B. used to living
C. used to live
D. is used to living
11. He kept _____________ for an explanation and she didn’t know how __________ him.
A. asking – to answer B. asking – answering C. to ask – to answer
D. to ask – answering
12. He will always remember _______________ the gold medal for his victory.
A. awarded
B. being awarded
C. to be awarded
D. to award
13. Would you like me ____________ down the radio a bit?
A. turn
B. to turn
C. turning
D. to be turned
14. My brother wouldn’t ___________ his new camcorder.
A. let me use
B. let me to use
C. let I use
D. let I to use
15. I will never forget _____________ her for the first time.
A. see
B. saw
C. to see
D. seeing
16. Sally’s low test scores kept her from _____________ to the university.
A. admitting
B. to admit
C. to be admitted
D. being admitted
17. She went out without ____________ by others.
A. see
B. to see
C. seeing
D. being seen
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18. No, that’s not what I meant ___________. How can I make you _______________?
A. to say – understand
C. to say – understanding
B. saying – to understand
D. saying – understanding
19. Will your sister let you _______ her new camcorder?
A. use
B. to use
C. using
D. to using
20. Mrs. Jones, I regret _____ you that your credit limit has been exceeded.
A. inform
B. to inform
C. informing
D. to informing
21. I wanted to stop _____ some presents, but we didn't have enough time.
A. to
B. to buy
C. buying
D. to buying
22. She didn’t want anyone _______ him about her wedding.
A. tell
B. to tell
C. telling
D. to telling
23. He advised ______ the decision on my own
A. make
B. me to make
C. me making
D. to making
24. Did you remember _____ the letter?
A. post
B. to post
C. posting
D. to posting
25. They used ___________ to the cinema a lot when they were at university.
A. going
B. to go
C. to going
D. go
XVII. Identify one mistake in each sentence and correct it
1. He found it hard repair the computer.
………………………………………………………………………..
2. How can you let such a silly incident wrecking your friendship?
………………………………………………………………………..
3. I couldn’t help being laughed when he told me that story.
………………………………………………………………………..
4. She has tried to wear three dresses and the blue one was the best.
………………………………………………………………………..
5. It cost me a lot but I don’t regret spend money on it.
………………………………………………………………………..
6. Remember check your answer before handing in your exam paper.
………………………………………………………………………..
7. He doesn’t like being pick up at school by his mother.
………………………………………………………………………..
8. They prevented the customers from leave the shop.
………………………………………………………………………..
9. It’s no use to persuade him. He has made up his mind.
………………………………………………………………………..
11. Sam warned me not saying anything during the tea ceremony, so I didn't say a word.
………………………………………………………………………..
12. Our teacher won't allow us using dictionaries during the test.
………………………………………………………………………..
13. She just keeps make the same mistake over and over again.
………………………………………………………………………..
14. I have been trying phone Steve, but I still haven't been able to get in touch with him.
………………………………………………………………………..
15. Don't waste your time to look in the phone book. Just look the address up on the Internet.
………………………………………………………………………..
16. I know I've met her before. I remember to meet her at John's party last summer.
………………………………………………………………………..
17. My sister is very afraid of having watched ghost film on TV.
………………………………………………………………………..
18. Don’t you mind shuting the windows?
………………………………………………………………………..
19. Having fight the fire for 12 hours, the firemen were able to put it out.
………………………………………………………………………..
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XVIII. Fill in blank with Gerund or Present Participle
1. (Feel) …………………... hungry, he went into the kitchen and opened the fridge.
2. My boss spends two hours a day (travel) ……….…….to work
3. (Swim) …………….…. is my favorite sport.
4. One of life’s pleasure is (have) ……………….….breakfast in bed.
5. (Whistle) …………….……. to himself, he walked down the road.
6. In spite of (miss) ……………….… the train , we arrived on time.
7. They found the money ………………….( lie) on the ground.
8. He was trapped in a (burn)…………………….. house.
9. I’m tired of ………………… (work) eight hours a day.
10. She always puts off (go) ……………….… to the dentist.
XIX. Fill in blank with Gerund, Present Participle, and perfect participle
1. She admitted (kill) ……………………..her husband.
2. I regret (write) ……………..…… her that letter.
3. I enjoy (play)…………..… tennis with my friends.
4. Martin denied (see) ……………….. the accused man on the day of the crime.
5. (Tell) ……………..….. me that she would never speak to me again , she picked up her stuff and stormed
out of the house.
6. – Will you enter for the next eloquence contest?
- (Win) ………….…… twice, I don’t want to try again. Let’s give chances to other.
XX. Rewrite the sentences by replacing the italicized part using Perfect Participle
1. We switched off the lights before we went to bed.
-> Having switched off the lights, we went to bed.
2. The boy asked his mother’s permission and then went out to play.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. As he had drunk too much, he didn’t drive home himself.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
4. We have done two tests today, so we are exhausted.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
5. She filled the washing machine and switched it on.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
6. She had been to disco the night before and she overslept in the morning.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
7. We had worked in the garden all day and were sunburned in the evening.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
8. She had not slept for two days and therefore she wasn’t able to concentrate.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
9. Since I had not seen him for ages, I didn’t recognize him.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
10. I had not ridden a horse for a long time and I found it very difficult to keep in the saddle.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
11. Zoe had practiced a lot, so she was sure of her winning in the competition.
->………………………………………………………………………………………..
XXI. Rewrite the sentences using After and Before, then using Perfect Participle
1. I told him off. Then I realized I was wrong.
-> After I had told him off, I realized I was wrong.
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Having told him off, I realized I was wrong.
2. I worked very hard for the exam. Then I passed it.
-> Before…………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………………………
3. First I considered what to study. Then I decided to major in Maths.
-> After………………………………………………………………..
………………………………………………………………………
4. She wrote a letter. Then she went to bed.
-> After…………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………………………
5. He bought a radio. First he checked the price.
-> After…………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………………………
6. They argued. Then they fought.
-> After…………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………………………
7. She went out for a walk. Then she had a fatal accident.
-> Before…………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………
8. She decided to go away. First she faced the matter.
-> After………………………………………………………….….
………………………………………………………………………
9. We read the book, then we wrote the assignment.
-> Before…………………………………………………………....
………………………………………………………………………
10. She watched the film, then she wrote a report.
-> After………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………………
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