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 - ... 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 - 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 - My neighbor suggested ... the dog out to walk.

A - to take

B - being taken

C - taking

D - to be taken

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 - My work needs me … even on weekends.

A - Work

B - To work

C - Working

D - Worked

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 - I remember ...Shani temple last week.

A - Visit

B - To visit

C - Visiting

D - Visited

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 gives lessons on … in Chinese.

A - Spoke

B - To speaking

C - To speak

D - Speaking

Answer : D

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 - 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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