Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles Online Quiz


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Q 1 - The officials were planning ... the meeting but the investors were not willing ... the discussion.

A - to postpone / to stop

B - postponing / stopped

C - to postpone / stopping

D - have postponed / to have stopped

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - The boy ... the yellow trousers is my brother.

A - Wear

B - to wear

C - wearing

D - worn

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 the sentence and is used to mention the reasons of the action taking place.

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 - He decided … Engineering.

A - Studying

B - To study

C - Studied

D - To studying

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.

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