Gerund or infinitive?

February 22, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using gerunds or infinitives.

1. I tried ……………………….. a ticket, but they were all sold out.

a) to get

b) getting

2. I tried ……………………………. to the manager personally, but that didn’t help.

a) to speak

b) speaking

3. We regret ……………………… you that the flight has been cancelled.

a) to inform

b) informing

4. The doctor has asked me to stop ………………………

a) to smoke

b) smoking

5. She went on ……………………. a celebrated writer a few years later.

a) to become

b) becoming

6. I regret …………………… so badly last night.

a) to behave

b) behaving

7. Remember ……………………. me up at 6 am.

a) waking

b) to wake

8. I forgot ……………………. the door before I left.

a) locking

b) to lock

9. I remember …………………….. the keys on the table.

a) to leave

b) leaving

Answers

1. I tried to get a ticket, but they were all sold out.

2. I tried speaking to the manager personally, but that didn’t help.

3. We regret to inform you that the flight has been cancelled.

4. The doctor has asked me to stop smoking.

5. She went on to become a celebrated writer a few years later.

6. I regret behaving so badly last night.

7. Remember to wake me up at 6 am.

8. I forgot to lock the door before I left.

9. I remember leaving the keys on the table.

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