Gerund or infinitive?

August 8, 2014pdf

Some verbs and adjectives can be followed by either an –ing form or an infinitive. In some cases, there is a difference of meaning.

Complete the following sentences using either a gerund or an infinitive.

1. I still remember …………. my first car.

a) buying

b) to buy

c) Either could be used here

2. Don’t forget …………………. the door when you leave.

a) to lock

b) locking

c) Either could be used here.

3. I enjoyed ……………… the movie.

a) watching

b) to watch

c) Either could be used here

4. She avoided ………………… them because she was in a hurry to leave.

a) meeting

b) to meet

c) Either could be used here

5. You promised ………………… me a diamond necklace for my birthday.

a) to buy

b) buying

c) Either could be used here

6. She has agreed …………………….

a) to come

b) coming

c) Either could be used here

7. I thanked them …………………… me out.

a) to help

b) for helping

c) Either could be used here

8. I expect him …………….. at 4 o’clock.

a) calling

b) to call

c) Either could be used here

9. Would you like ………………… with us?

a) to come

b) coming

c) Either could be used here

10. I don’t feel like ……………… it.

a) doing

b) to do

c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. I still remember buying my first car.

2. Don’t forget to lock the door when you leave.

3. I enjoyed watching the movie.

4. She avoided meeting them because she was in a hurry to leave.

5. You promised to buy me a diamond necklace for my birthday.

6. She has agreed to come.

7. I thanked them for helping me out.

8. I expect him to call at 4 o’clock.

9. Would you like to come with us?

10. I don’t feel like doing it.

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