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.

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 - The shopkeeper denied ... of the inferior quality of noodles.

A - having informed

B - having been informed

C - to have informed

D - to have been informed

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 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 - 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 - I expect my car ... by the time I return back.

A - fixing

B - being fixed

C - to be fixed

D - to have been fixed

Answer : D

Explanation

An infinitive has the exact job as that of a gerund, however the difference is that while 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 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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