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.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - There was no point in … to arrest him once his crime was proven.

A - to hesitate

B - hesitating

C - in hesitating

D - for hesitating

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.

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 - 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 demanded ... in the planning of the project.

A - including

B - being included

C - to include

D - to be included

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 - 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 - 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 - The driver looked like … impatient with the traffic.

A - Get

B - To get

C - Getting

D - Got

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 - He is planning … out for dinner tonight.

A - Going

B - Gone

C - To go

D - To going

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 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 - 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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