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 - ... in this seminar, the students need ... at least some idea on cultural diversification.

A - participating / to have had

B - to participate / to have

C - having participated / having

D - participated / having

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.

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 - Percy was disappointed not ... the position of the General Manager, Sales.

A - having offered

B - having been offered

C - to have offered

D - to have been offered

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 - 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 - I don't mind ... with a gift every now and then.

A - surprising

B - being surprised

C - to surprise

D - to be surprised

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 - 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 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 - 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 - She kept … even if I told her to keep quiet.

A - Talking

B - To talking

C - To talked

D - To talk

Answer : A

Explanation

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

Q 10 - She offered me help in … my suitcases.

A - To carry

B - Carrying

C - Carried

D - To carried

Answer : B

Explanation

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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