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.

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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.

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 - The shopkeeper denied ... of the inferior quality of noodles.

A - having informed

B - having been informed

C - to have informed

D - to have been informed

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 4 - He had once mentioned about ... in a hunting trip.

A - to have been injured

B - being injured

C - having been injured

D - to have injured

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 - 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 - I don't remember … anything about the picnic.

A - Been telling

B - having told

C - being told

D - to tell

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 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 - Rakhi is unable ... good friends due to her suspecting nature.

A - Make

B - to make

C - making

D - made

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 - Do you mind … me a hand here?

A - Gave

B - Giving

C - To giving

D - To give

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


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