Grammar Quiz

Gerund and Infinitive Quiz


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We can’t go on_______ like this.

a. living

b. live

c. to live

d. to be living


Cibyra is thought …………………… in the 3rd century B.C. by Pisidion colonists who may have come from the Milas region.

A. to have been established

B. having been established


The Great Barrier Reef is one of the longest reefs in the world, ……………………. more than 2000 kilometres along the northeastern coast of Australia.

A. extending

B. to extend


A huge fossil turtle is the latest species …………….. the ranks of super-reptiles that are now known …. in ancient Colombia.

A. joining / having lived

B. to join / to have lived


She now regrets_______ it.

a. say

b. having said

d. to say

d. to have said


We decided ________________ (leave).

A. leaving

B. to leaving

C. to leave


The mother made her child_______ the word

a. repeat

b. to repeat

c. repeating

d. to be repeating


He can’t help __________________ (talk) so loudly.

A. talk

B. to talk

C. talking


She avoided ___________________ (talking) to her boss.

A. talking

B. to talking

C. talk

D. to talk


If you’ve finished …………………….. the dictionary, I’d like ……………………….. it.

A. using/to borrow

B. to use/borrowing


Paula has given up _______ to lose weight.

a. try

b. trying

c. to try

d. to have tried


I can’t imagine Bill _______ a motorbike.

a. ride

b. riding

c. to ride

d. to be riding


………..…. by a Roman-Goth coalition in Gaul i n 452 AD, the Huns, led by King Attila, invaded northern Italy, ……………. Padua and Verona.

A. To be defeated / to attack

B. Having been defeated / attacking


The rapid disappearance of Arctic ice may enable the use of an undersea Internet cable, ……………………….. a shorter path between Europe and Asia.

A. creating

B. to create


My brother denied ……………… my chocolate mousse. Maybe his hamster ate it.

A. eating

B. to eat


It was his own fault, but I couldn’t help ……………. sorry for him.

A. to feel

B. feeling


He tried to avoid_______ my question.

a. answer

b. answering

c. to answer

d. to have answered


He suggested__________________ (stay) at the Grand Hotel.

A. stay

B. to stay

C. staying


She plans ________________ (buy) a new flat next year.

A. to buying

B. buying

C. buy

D. to buy


Where are the children? “I saw_______ in the yeard”.

a. them to play

b. them playing

c. they playing

d. to them playing


Jane’s summer vacation in England led to_______ an English man.

a. her marry

b. her to marry

c. her being married

d. her marrying


I enjoyed _______________ (live) in France.

A. to living

B. living

C. to live


He doesn’t want_______

a. to know

b. know

c. knowing

d. to be knowing


We decided_______ at home.

a. to stay

b. stay

c. staying

d. having stayed


I don’t advise anybody_______ in that hotel.

a. stay

b. to stay

c. staying

d. to have stayed




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