Grammar

Verb Patterns (3): Gerund or Infinitive?

Add the gerund or infinitive form (with or without “to”) of the verb in brackets. 

  1.  “I don’t feel like __________ (cook) for so many people. How about __________
    (order) some pizzas?”
  2. Glen really enjoys __________ (read) books by Stephen King.
  3. We arranged __________ (meet) my cousins at the entrance to the amusement park.
  4. At work Sonia agreed __________ (take) a pay cut. However, she refused
    __________ (work) longer hours.
  5. I’m not sure it’s worth __________ (go) to the party now. It’s probably almost over.
  6. Julian spends all his time __________ (study) these days.
  7. When he graduates Boris would like __________ (work) for a national newspaper.
  8. Pamela can’t stand people __________ (wear) fur coats.
  9. Before __________ (become) a rock star, Sting used __________ (be) a teacher.
  10. The book was so funny it made me __________ (laugh) out loud.
  11. They were so busy __________ (look at) the cute dog that they didn’t notice the bus had arrived.
  12. __________ (Study) languages online is become more and more popular.

Answers

Grammar

Definite and Indefinite Articles (1)

Complete the sentences with ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘the’ or ‘–‘ ( = no article).

1. I had _____ breakfast and then I took _____ shower.
2. _____ Spain is playing _____ United States in the final.
3. Jon plays tennis twice _____ week.
4. _____ Everest is _____ highest mountain in _____ world.
5. He was driving at over 80 miles _____ hour.
6. Don’t take  _____ apple that’s on _____ table. It’s for my packed lunch.
7. _____ money can’t buy _____ happiness.
8. _____ Iceland is _____ second biggest island in _____ Europe.
9. _____ Cyprus is _____ island in _____ Mediterranean.
10. _____ smoke alarm in _____ kitchen needs _____ new battery. Can you see to it?  
10. Helena is ___ engineer.
11.  I found it on _____ Internet.
12.  Tiktok is _____ social media platform. It was one of _____ most downloaded apps of 2020.
13. I love both _____ cats and _____ dogs.
14. It’s raining and _____ dogs are still in _____ garden. Can you bring them in?














Answers

1. –; a
2. –; the
3. a
4. –; the; the
5. an
6. a
7. –;–
8. The
9. —
10. an
11. the
12. a, the
13. –, —
14. the, the

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Confusing Words (5): As or Like?

Choose ‘as’ or ‘like’ to fill the gaps.

1. Walter used to work _____ a waiter at his father’s restaurant.

2. Delphine has been to some amazing places this year, _____ Argentina, India, and Borneo.

3. Did you hear that? It sounded _____ a phone ringing.

4. I think you should do _____ he asked.

5. He loves animals _____ much _____ I do.

6. She looks a little bit _____ Jennifer Lawrence, don’t you think?

7. It looks _____ if it’s going to rain.

8. Ian’s going to go to Edinburgh university _____ his sister. She studied there a few years ago.















Answers

1. as

2. like

3. like

4. as *

5. as … as

6. like

7. as

8. like

* You will hear people use ‘like’ here but many people consider it incorrect to use ‘like’ in this way, as a conjunction, so to be on the safe side use ‘as’, especially if you’re writing something formal or sitting an exam. 😉

Read more on Like vs. As: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/like-versus-as

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