Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles Online 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.

Q 2 - The captain doesn’t mind ... a few runs if his bowlers can get a wicket.

A - giving

B - being given

C - to give

D - Gave

Answer : A

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 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 - 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 - He must exercise more … up his muscles.

A - Build

B - To build

C - Building

D - Built

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 - … 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 - Can you get me a glass ... with orange juice?

A - Fill

B - to fill

C - filling

D - filled

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 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 - I dislike … for people too long.

A - Waiting

B - Waited

C - Wait

D - To waiting

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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