Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles Online Quiz


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Q 1 - ... for someone’s opinions and then go on ... him from speaking is cheap journalism.

A - being asked / preventing

B - asking / preventing

C - to ask / to prevent

D - being asked / to prevent

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 2 - Sam’s lucky ... a second chance by his wife to sober up.

A - having given

B - having been given

C - to have given

D - to have been given

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/verb phrase.

Q 3 - You should make it a habit ... your car properly to avoid any traffic congestion.

A - parking

B - being parked

C - to park

D - to be parked

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 - Rohan feels bad ... the newly-purchased curtains by smearing oil on them.

A - having spoiled

B - having been spoiled

C - to have spoiled

D - to have been spoiled

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 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 - I expect my car ... by the time I return back.

A - fixing

B - being fixed

C - to be fixed

D - to have been fixed

Answer : D

Explanation

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

Q 7 - … will kill you if you don’t know what to eat and what not to.

A - Diet

B - to diet

C - dieting

D - dieted

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 was not interested … me about his plans.

A - Telling

B - Told

C - To tell

D - To telling

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.

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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