Gerunds, Infinitives and Participles Online 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.

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 - They were lucky ... before the bridge collapsed.

A - rescuing

B - to have rescued

C - to rescue

D - to have been rescued

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 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 - I will love … and visit you.

A - To come

B - Coming

C - To coming

D - Came

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.

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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