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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Infinitives

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of infinitives.

 
 
1. What is the infinitive in the following sentence?
I am going to the store to buy some milk.
  going to
  to the store
  to buy
     
2. What is the infinitive in the following sentence?
It is too late to go out to a movie.
  too late
  to go
  out to
     
3. What is the infinitive in the following sentence?
I went to the bank to open two new accounts.
  went to
  to open
  two new
     
4. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  I am glad to hear that you are going to visit us this summer.
  I am glad hearing that you are going to visit us this summer.
  I am glad to hear that you are going visiting us this summer.
     
5. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Sandra is studying becoming a doctor.
  Sandra is studying become a doctor.
  Sandra is studying to become a doctor.
     
6. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Tom decided to buy a new car.
  Tom decided buying a new car.
  Tom decided buy a new car.
     
7. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  The father made his son eat all his vegetables.
  The father made his son to eat all his vegetables.
  The father made his son ate all his vegetables.
     
8. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  The teacher let Sarah went home early.
  The teacher let Sarah go home early.
  The teacher let Sarah to go home early.
     
9. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Susan decided to go not to the hockey game last night.
  Susan decided to not go to the hockey game last night.
  Susan decided not to go to the hockey game last night.
     
10. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  Mary was pleased to have been given an award for getting the highest score on the TOEFL test.
  Mary was pleased to having been given an award for getting the highest score on the TOEFL test.
 

Mary was pleased to have being given an award for getting the highest score on the TOEFL test.