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.
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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Answers

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?

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7. I put away the children’s toys.


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Grammar Exercises

Verb Training (7) – Advanced Irregular Verbs

Change the following sentences to the past simple
1. They seek help.
2. She sets her alarm clock for six thirty.
3. He sticks a label on the file.
4. She rings the bell twice.
5. I feed the cat.
6. They fight for justice.
7. He shines the torch into the basement.
8. I tread on a piece of chewing gum
9. The tyre bursts.
10. They creep downstairs.
11. She lets him stay.
12. They dig a hole for the new tree.
13. The kitchen stinks of cabbage.
14. I tear up the letter.
15. She lights the candle.
16. The path leads nowhere.
17. They flee the hurricane.
18. I spill red wine on the sofa.
19. Her words sting.
20. He strikes a match.
21. A car draws up.
22. He beats the world record.
23. She swears she didn’t do it.
24. We deal with the problem.
25. I hang my coat on the hook.


Answers
1. They sought help.
2. She set her alarm clock for six thirty.
3. He stuck a label on the file.
4. She rang the bell twice.
5. I fed the cat.
6. They fought for justice.
7. He shone the torch into the basement.
8. I trod on a piece of chewing gum
9. The tyre burst.
10. They crept downstairs.
11. She let him stay.
12. They dug a hole for the new tree.
13. The kitchen stank of cabbage.
14. I tore up the letter.
15. She lit the candle.
16. The path led nowhere.
17. They fled the hurricane.
18. I spilt / spilled red wine on the sofa.
19. Her words stung.
20. He struck a match.
21. A car drew up.
22. He beat the world record.
23. She swore she didn’t do it.
24. We dealt with the problem.
25. I hung my coat on the hook.