Infinitives and -ing forms exercise

September 30, 2012pdf

Some nouns and adjectives can be followed by -ing forms. There are also some nouns and adjectives that can be followed by either an -ing form or an infinitive.

Test your knowledge of infinitives and -ing forms with this grammar test. There are 10 questions in this test. Each question is followed by three suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

Infinitives and Gerunds Exercise

1. I hate the idea ……………………………………. old.

a) of getting

b) to get

c) Either answer is correct

2. The thought ………………………………….. never entered his head.

a) of failing

b) to fail

c) Either answer is correct

3. She is very good …………………………………. problems.

a) to solve

b) at solving

c) Either answer is correct

4. I am tired ……………………………………. to advice.

a) to listen

b) of listening

c) Either answer is correct

5. A strimmer is a machine …………………………………….. grass and weeds.

a) to cut

b) for cutting

c) Either answer is correct

6. I must find something …………………………………. that fly.

a) to kill

b) for killing

c) Either answer is correct

7. I am proud ……………………………………… won.

a) of having

b) to have

c) Either answer is correct

8. You can’t make an omelette without ……………………………….. eggs.

a) breaking

b) to break

c) Either answer is correct

9. I look forward to ………………………………………… from you.

a) hearing

b) hear

c) Either answer is correct

10. I am not used to ………………………………………. in London.

a) drive

b) driving

c) Either answer is correct

Answers

1. I hate the idea of getting old.

2. The thought of failing never entered his head.

3. She is very good at solving problems.

4. I am tired of listening to advice.

5. A strimmer is a machine for cutting grass and weeds.

6. I must find something to kill that fly.

7. I am proud of having won. / I am proud to have won.

8. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

9. I look forward to hearing from you.

10. I am not used to driving in London.

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