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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Infinitives

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of infinitives.

Example

What is the infinitive in the following sentence?
We went to the restaurant to have dinner.
to the restaurant
to have
went

The correct answer is "to have".


1.

What is the infinitive in the following sentence?
Jeremy studies hard to get good grades.

  hard to
  studies
  to get
     
2.

What is the infinitive in the following sentence?
Let's take a taxi because it is too dangerous to walk home alone.

  too dangerous
  to walk
  let's
     
3.

What is the infinitive in the following sentence?
Ian goes to the fitness centre to stay in shape.

  goes to
  to stay
  in shape
     
4.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your Canadian Literature course.
  I am glad hearing that you are enjoying your Canadian Literature course.
  I am glad hear that you are enjoying your Canadian Literature course.
     
5.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Samuel is studying becoming a general physician.
  Samuel is studying become a general physician.
  Samuel is studying to become a general physician.
     
6.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Tom plans to purchase an apartment next year.
  Tom plans purchasing an apartment next year.
  Tom plans buy an apartment next year.
     
7.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  The father hesitates to punish his son for breaking the vase.
  The father hesitates punishing his son for breaking the vase.
  The father hesitates punish his son for breaking the vase.
     
8.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  The teacher allows Sarah went home early when she feels ill.
  The teacher allows Sarah go home early when she feels ill.
  The teacher allows Sarah to go home early when she feels ill.
     
9.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Susan wanted to go not to the hockey game last night.
  Susan wanted to not go to the hockey game last night.
  Susan wanted not to go to the hockey game last night.
     
10.

Which of the following sentences is correct?

  Mary is relieved to have had the doctor tell her she is healthy.
  Mary is relieved to having had the doctor tell her she is healthy.
  Mary is pleased to having the doctor tell her she is healthy.