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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Gerunds

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of gerunds.

Choose a gerund or infinitive to complete the following sentences.

Example

John turned the car quickly to avoid __________ the other car.
hitting
to hit
both

The correct answer is "hitting".


1.

I am going __________ tomorrow morning.

  to swim
  swimming
  both
     
2.

Mason intends __________ medicine and open his own medical practice.

  to study
  studying
  both
     
3.

Andrea and Philip are talking about __________ away on a holiday together.

  to go
  going
  both
     
4.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Candice is considering to buy a house.
  Candice is considering buying a house.
  Candice is considering buy a house.
     
5.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Brandi enjoys talking about her sister's winning $100,000 in the lottery.
  Brandi enjoys to talk about her sister's winning $100,000 in the lottery.
  Brandi enjoys to hear about her sister's winning $100,000 in the lottery.
     
6.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Madeline is sitting in the cinema to wait for her boyfriend to return with the popcorn.
  Madeline is sitting in the cinema wait for her boyfriend to return with the popcorn.
  Madeline is sitting in the cinema waiting for her boyfriend to return with the popcorn.
     
7.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Everyone is having trouble figuring out the answer to the question on the final exam.
  Everyone having trouble figure out the answer to the question on the final exam.
  Everyone is having trouble to figure out the answer to the question on the final exam.
     
8.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  I remember meeting the Prince of Wales when I was young.
  I remember met the Prince of Wales when I was young.
  I remember have meeting the Prince of Wales when I was young.
     
9.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Not knowing the instructions is a bad reason for assembling the furniture incorrectly.
  Knowing not the instructions is a bad reason for assembling the furniture incorrectly.
  Do not knowing the instructions is a bad reason for assembling the furniture incorrectly.
     
10.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Having been giving financial approval by the bank, Tom's next step was finding a place to live.
  Have being given financial approval by the bank, Tom's next step was finding a place to live.
  Having been given financial approval by the bank, Tom's next step was finding a place to live.