Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles Online Quiz


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Q 1 - He got the chance ... in the merry-go-round, however he wasn’t prepared … spun around so fast.

A - to sit / to be

B - sitting / to be

C - having sat / being

D - to sit / to be

Answer : A

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 2 - The captain doesn’t mind ... a few runs if his bowlers can get a wicket.

A - giving

B - being given

C - to give

D - Gave

Answer : A

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 3 - We would like ... to the party, if it’s not an issue.

A - having invited

B - having been invited

C - to be invited

D - to have been invited

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 4 - He demanded ... in the planning of the project.

A - including

B - being included

C - to include

D - to be included

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 5 - They couldn’t recall ... any utensils to anyone.

A - to have given

B - having given

C - having been given

D - to have been given

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 6 - He must exercise more … up his muscles.

A - Build

B - To build

C - Building

D - Built

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 7 - She was ... by the skill of the pilots

A - Fascinate

B - To fascinate

C - Fascinating

D - Fascinated

Answer : D

Explanation

A participle is used as an adjective, although it is formed by using verb + ("-ing, -ed, -en, -d, or -n). The difference between a gerund and a participle is that a participle cannot exist without a noun.

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 - … is done! Everyone can come to the table!

A - Cooking

B - To cook

C - To cooked

D - To cooking

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


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