Gerunds of participles exercise

July 9, 2011pdf

Fill in the blanks with gerunds or participles.

1. You are ……………………………. too much these days.

a) Smoking
b) Smoked

2. There was a …………………………. cigarette end in the ashtray.

a) Smoking
b) Smoked

3. Having ……………………….. for ten hours, I felt great.

a) Sleeping
b) Slept

4. Not ……………………… what to do, I went home.

a) Known
b) Knowing

5. She went ………………………… out of the room.

a) Run
b) Running

6. …………………………… stamps is a hobby of mine.

a) Collecting
b) Collected

7. I hate ……………………………. suitcases.

a) Packing
b) Packed

8. She was angry at Susie ……………………… to lie to her.

a) Trying
b) Tried

9. The roof was ………………………. off in the storm.

a) Blowing
b) Blown

10. The doctor suggested …………………………….. a long holiday.

a) Taking
b) Taken

Answers

1. You are smoking too much these days.

2. There was a smoking cigarette end in the ashtray.

3. Having slept for ten hours, I felt great.

4. Not knowing what to do, I went home.

5. She went running out of the room.

6. Collecting stamps is a hobby of mine.

7. I hate packing suitcases.

8. She was angry at Susie trying to lie to her.

9. The roof was blown off in the storm.

10. The doctor suggested taking a long holiday.

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