Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - There was no point in … to arrest him once his crime was proven.

A - to hesitate

B - hesitating

C - in hesitating

D - for hesitating

Answer : B

Explanation

A gerund is used as a noun, but is formed by using verb/verb phrase + "ing". It is not the main verb in a sentence and is used to mention the reasons of the action taking place.

Q 2 - The new students want their inputs ... in the school’s annual function.

A - including

B - being included

C - to be included

D - to include

Answer : C

Explanation

An infinitive has the exact job as that of a gerund, however the difference is that while a gerund is formed by using verb + "ing", infinitives are formed by using "to" + verb/verb phrase.

Q 3 - Alisha was not expecting ... out on prom night.

A - asking

B - being asked

C - to ask

D - to be asked

Answer : D

Explanation

An infinitive has the exact job as that of a gerund, however the difference is that while a gerund is formed by using verb + "ing", infinitives are formed by using "to" + verb/verb phrase.

Q 4 - Babies don’t easily get used to ... and cuddled by relatives.

A - picking up

B - being picked up

C - be picked up

D - pick up

Answer : B

Explanation

A gerund is used as a noun, but is formed by using verb/verb phrase + "ing". It is not the main verb in a sentence and is used to mention the reasons of the action taking place.

Q 5 - The thieves avoided ... by jumping the signal.

A - were outside.

B - catching

C - being caught

D - to have been caught

Answer : C

Explanation

A gerund is used as a noun, but is formed by using verb/verb phrase + "ing". It is not the main verb in a sentence and is used to mention the reasons of the action taking place.

Q 6 - When they heard the news of me ... from the company, they called me up.

A - Having fired

B - Having been fired

C - To be fired

D - To have been fired

Answer : B

Explanation

A gerund is used as a noun, but is formed by adding an action-word with "ing". It is not the main verb in a sentence and is used to mention the reasons of the action taking place.

Q 7 - I really miss ... in my village where there is pure air to breathe.

A - Live

B - to live

C - living

D - lived

Answer : C

Explanation

A gerund is used as a noun, but is formed by adding an action-word with "ing". It is not the main verb in a sentence and is used to mention the reasons of the action taking place.

Q 8 - My parents can’t wait ... me in the holidays.

A - See

B - to see

C - seeing

D - seen

Answer : B

Explanation

An infinitive has the exact job as that of a gerund, however the difference is that while a gerund is formed by using verb + "ing", infinitives are formed by using "to" + verb.

Q 9 - He enjoys … tea in the afternoon.

A - Having

B - To have

C - To having

D - Have

Answer : A

Explanation

A gerund is used as a noun, but is formed by adding an action-word with "ing". It is not the main verb in a sentence and is used to mention the reasons of the action taking place.

Q 10 - He decided … Engineering.

A - Studying

B - To study

C - Studied

D - To studying

Answer : B

Explanation

An infinitive has the exact job as that of a gerund, however the difference is that while a gerund is formed by using verb + "ing", infinitives are formed by using "to" + verb.


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