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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Gerunds

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of gerunds. Identify the gerund in the following sentences.

 
 
1. I am going skating tomorrow.
  Going
  Skating
     
2. Watching TV is becoming one of the most popular "sports" among young people today.
  Watching
  Becoming
     
3. Tom and Mary were talking about going away on a holiday together.
  Talking
  Going
     
4. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Tom is thinking about to look for a new job.
  Tom is thinking about looking for a new job.
  Tom is thinking about look for a new job.
     
5. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Bill enjoyed hearing about Tom's winning $100 at the casino.
  Bill enjoyed hearing about Tom won $100 at the casino.
  Bill enjoyed to hear about Tom's winning $100 at the casino.
     
6. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Mary was sitting at the table to wait for her dinner.
  Mary was sitting at the table was waiting for her dinner.
  Mary was sitting at the table waiting for her dinner.
     
7. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Everyone is having trouble answering the final exam question.
  Everyone having trouble answering the final exam question.
  Everyone is having trouble to answer the final exam question.
     
8. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  I remember having meeting the president of the university once before.
  I remember having met the president of the university once before.
  I remember have meeting the president of the university once before.
     
9. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Not knowing the law is a bad excuse for breaking a law.
  Knowing not the law is a bad excuse for breaking a law.
  Do not knowing the law is a bad excuse for breaking a law.
     
10. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Having been giving the good job in the city, the next step was finding a place to live.
  Have being given the good job in the city, the next step was finding a place to live.
 

Having been given a good job in another city, Tom's next step was finding a place to live.