Gerund or Infinitive after the Verb Exercise at Auto-English

Gerund or Infinitive after the Verb Exercise 1 at Auto-English

1 Fill the gaps with the verb in brackets in the appropriate form.

1 I can't stand ________________ in queues. ( to wait )
2 I wouldn't like ________________ in his shoes. ( to be )
3 Jim loves ________________ in Thailand. ( to work )
4 I hate ________________ the shopping on Saturday. ( to do )
5 Blast! I forgot ________________ milk. ( to buy )
6 In the end we decided ________________ in. ( to stay )
7 I need ________________ some information about Portugal. ( to find )
8 My parents like ________________ for long walks at the weekend. ( to go )
9 Tony gave up ________________ years ago. ( to smoke )
10 I wanted ________________ and see Troy but no one else was interested. ( to go )
11 Mrs Leith offered ________________ us to the airport. ( to take )
12 Clare refused ________________ clean up after the party. ( to help )
13 I tried ________________ him to come but it was no use. ( to persuade )
14 Do you mind not ________________ ? ( to smoke )
15 Everybody really enjoyed ________________ the cha-cha-cha. ( to dance )
16 Lionel admitted ________________ my chocolate mousse. ( to eat )

2 Check your answers and put the verbs in bold into the right columns. Translate the verbs.

VERB + GERUND

VERB + TO + INFINITIVE

Translation

Translation

admit

..........................

decide  ..........................
___________  .......................... forget  ..........................
enjoy .......................... ___________  ..........................
give up .......................... offer ..........................
___________  .......................... refuse ..........................
___________  .......................... try ..........................
love .......................... want ..........................
___________  .......................... would like ..........................

 

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