Grammar Exercises

Spot the Mistakes (20)

Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Correct the mistakes.

  1. Have you met John? He’s a good friend of mine.
  2. How long it takes to get to Milan?
  3. I can’t find my keys. Have you seen?
  4. Patrick gave me some very well advice.
  5. Please give them my regards when you see them.
  6. We stayed in the beach all day.
  7. Jennifer works for the same company than me.

    1. ✅
    2. How long does it take to get to Milan?
    3. I can’t find my keys. Have you seen them?
    4. Patrick gave me some very good advice.
    5. ✅
    6. We stayed on/at the beach all day.
    7. Jennifer works for the same company as me.

Grammar Exercises

Verb Patterns (1): Verb + gerund or infinitive?

Here’s the PDF 😎: Verb Patterns – Gerund or Infinitive (1)

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

  1. Beatrice offered __________ (carry) my suitcase.
  2. “Do you mind __________ (babysit) Leo for a few hours? I really need __________ (get) some rest.”
  3. Kevin is tired of __________ (sit) in traffic jams every morning.
  4. We decided __________ (adopt) a dog from an animal shelter.
  5. As it was rush hour we avoided __________ (take) the bus and we chose __________ (walk) instead.
  6. Max has spent hours and hours __________ (study) in the library. He really deserves__________ (pass) his history exam
  7. In museums you are generally not allowed __________ (touch) anything.
  8. Most of us dislike people __________ (interrupt) us.
  9. Unfortunately we can’t afford __________ (live) in the city.
  10. I wonder if Paul will let me __________ (borrow) his brand new motorbike.
  11. __________ (eat) less meat is better for the environment, many scientists say.
  12. Ian prefers __________ (hike) in the mountains to __________ (relax) on the beach.
  13. Luckily I managed __________ (get) a doctor’s appointment at short notice.
  14. It was worth __________ (pay) a little extra to get a room with a sea view.
  15. Let’s try and persuade Cris __________ (come) on holiday with us.
  16. “The secret of __________ (get ahead) is getting started.” – Mark Twain.


1. to carry  2. babysitting; to get  3. sitting  4. to adopt  5. taking; to walk  6. studying; to pass  7. to touch  8. interrupting  9. to live  10. borrow  11. Eating  12. hiking; relaxing  13. to get  14. paying  15. to come  16. getting ahead


Verb + gerund or verb + infinitive? (2) (Remember, Forget, Stop, Try, Need)

Past simple (verb drills)

Present Perfect Continuous

The Passive


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Social Media


Books and Reading

Films and Cinema

Football / Soccer

The Weather

Food, Cooking and Eating Out

Animals and Nature

Present Perfect

Conditionals (Second)