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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Gerunds and Infinitives

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of gerunds and infinitives.

Choose the best answer to complete the following sentences.

Example

I stopped __________ two months ago, so I have gained ten pounds.
smoking
to smoke

The correct answer is "smoking".


1.

Joseph does not remember __________ to Spain when he was three years old.

 

travelling

 

to travel

     
2.

The buses stop __________ at midnight every day.

 

to run

 

running

     
3.

Tamara remembers __________ her vitamins every morning at breakfast, so she is able to stay healthy.

 

taking

 

to take

     
4.

Amos tried __________ eating junk food between meals, but it was not possible for him.

 

to stop

 

stopping

     
5.

Andrew often forgets __________ his alarm clock at night, and as a result he is late for work.

 

setting

 

to set

     
6.

Philip forgets __________ his alarm clock last night.

 

setting

 

to set

     
7.

Sarah tries __________ three times a week, but she is too lazy.

 

to exercise

 

exercising

     
8.

Beatrice remembers __________ control of the car, but she does not remember the accident.

 

to lose

 

losing

     
9.

Alan stopped __________ his mother every Saturday because he moved to another city.

 

to visit

 

visiting

     
10.

The mouse on Leslie's computer did not work, so she tried __________ the cord and __________ it.

 

to disconnect / to clean

 

disconnecting / cleaning