Gerunds and Infinitives

  • 1.-Use a gerund or an infinitive to complete the sentences.

    1. Scientists want ……….... (insert) electronic chips into our heads
    2. I don’t mind …….……(work) at home but I don’t like …… (sit) in front of the computer for too long
    3. At one point Mike thought about (give up) ………………but he soon changed his mind.
    4. I used to………..….( lie) in bed for hours before I went to sleep when I was a child.
    5. At first it was hard but now I am getting used to ……….……. (get) up early for work.

     

    2.-Complete the sentences with a gerund or an infinitive.

    1. (clean) ………………… Big Ben was not the kind of job they expected
    2. They loved (live) ………………. in London.
    3. The boss wanted them (work) ……………. six days a week.
    4. The idea of (spend) ………………….. a year in another country is exciting.
    5. I want you (help) …………… me look for a job.
    6. After ……………… (spend) an hour fishing, you’re ready for lunch.
    7. At one point Mike thought about ……………… (give up).
    8. I can’t help ………………… (laugh) at his way of telling jokes.
    9. (sit) ……………… on a rock by the sea is a wonderful thing to do.
    10. Mike’s parents want him (win) ……………… ?
    11. She left without ………………………. (say) goodbye.
    12. Do you like ……………………… (eat) out, or do you prefer home-cooked food?

     

    3.-Rewrite the sentences using a gerund or an infinitive form of the underline verb

    1. Rachel lost the race. She was very angry. 

    Rachel was angry about ……………………………………………………….…………

    1. We didn’t go to the cinema, we watched a video at home.

    We watched a video at home instead of …………………………………………………...

    1. My  parents insist that I study hard.

    My parents want ……………………………………………………………..……….

    1. Gillian read the newspaper then she phoned her friend.

    Before ………………….………………………………………………………..

    1. If you do exercise you will keep fit

    ………………………..…………………  will keep you fit.

    1. Jake has split up with his girlfriend. He’s upset.

    Jake is upset about ……………..…………………………………………………

    1. Jenny doesn’t want to go to discos every weekend.

    Jenny doesn’t like ………………………………………………………..

     

     

                                                          Key to Gerunds and Infinitive

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