Grammar Exercises

Verb Patterns (4): Verbs + Gerund or Infinitive?

Add the gerund or infinitive form of the verb in brackets.

  1. I really enjoyed ________ (meet) your parents.
  2. Did you manage ________ (get) an appointment?
  3. I’m so pleased that you’ve given up ________ (smoke).
  4. I don’t feel like ________ (go out) tonight.
  5. We’re hoping ________ (go) to Italy this year.
  6. We decided ________ (eat) in the garden.
  7. He suggested ________ (ask) an expert.
  8. Please can you stop ________ (shout)!
  9. I would prefer ________ (sit) over there.
  10. I meant ________ (buy) a newspaper but I forgot.
  11. For some reason the dog kept ________ (look at) the tree.
  12. I miss ________ (live) in London sometimes.
  13. We’re really looking forward to ________ (go) home.
  14. He pretended not ________ (hear) me.
  15. Do you mind ________ (wait) outside?
  16. We promised ________ (get) there early.
  17. What do you fancy ________ (do) tonight?
  18. I asked Steve ________ (join) us for dinner.
  19. Jeff spent the day ________ (work) on his new website.
  20. I’d really like ________ (see) you again.
  21. They used ________ (live) in New York so they know it pretty well.

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  1. I really enjoyed MEETING your parents.
  2. Did you manage TO GET an appointment?
  3. I’m so pleased that you’ve given up SMOKING. (smoke)
  4. I don’t feel like GOING OUT tonight.
  5. We’re hoping TO GO to Italy this year.
  6. We decided TO EAT in the garden.
  7. He suggested ASKING an expert.
  8. Please can you stop SHOUTING!
  9. I would prefer TO SIT (sit) over there.
  10. I meant TO BUY a newspaper but I forgot.
  11. For some reason the dog kept LOOKING AT the tree.
  12. I miss LIVING in London sometimes.
  13. We’re really looking forward to GOING home.
  14. He pretended not TO HEAR me.
  15. Do you mind WAITING outside?
  16. We promised TO GET there early.
  17. What do you fancy DOING tonight?
  18. I asked Steve TO JOIN us for dinner.
  19. Jeff spent the day WORKING on his new website.
  20. I’d really like TO SEE you again.
  21. They used TO LIVE in New York so they know it pretty well.
vocabulary exercises

Phrasal Verbs with ‘Out’

Add a suitable phrasal verb in the correct form.

blow out, carry out, let out, pass out, run out, throw out, try out, turn out

1.  It was so hot in the office that I thought I was going to ______ _____.

2. Do you want to come with me and _____ _____ that new Zumba class?

3. If you aren’t going to wear these clothes any more you should _____ them _____. I can take them to the charity shop for you.

4.  There are no more chocolate biscuits; we’ve _____ ______.

5.  The dogs want to go out into the garden. Shall I _____ them _____?

6.  The museum was closed for a few days while they ________  _______ repairs on the roof.

7.  I had dreaded going to the party but it _____ ______ to be a lot of fun.

8. Everyone clapped and cheered as the birthday girl _______   _______  the candles on her birthday cake.

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1. pass out
2. try out
3. throw out
4. run out
5. let out
6. carried out
7. turned out
8. blew out

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Grammar Exercises

Spot the Mistakes (45)

Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Find the mistakes and correct them. Scroll down for the answers.

1. The guy which lives next door is a journalist.

2. I don’t want these pictures on the wall. I’m going to take it down.

3. “What’s the weather going to be like tomorrow?” – “They say it might to rain.”

4. Are you really serious about leave your job?

5. Had you to wear a uniform at your school?

6. It was the most beautiful sunset I’d ever seen.

7. I put away the childrens’ toys.

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1. The guy who lives next door is a journalist.

2. I don’t want these pictures on the wall. I’m going to take them down.

3. “What’s the weather going to be like tomorrow?” – “They say it might rain.”

4. Are you really serious about leaving your job?

5. Did you have to wear a uniform at your school?

6. βœ…

7. I put away the children’s toys.


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