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

The Gerund or Infinitive after the Verb Exercise 2 at Auto-English

1 Use the verbs in brackets to fill the gaps.

1 We arranged _____________  under the station clock at half nine. ( to meet )
2 I always try to avoid _____________ him whenever I can. ( to see )
3 I long _____________ in Scotland again. ( to be )
4 My Mum demanded _____________ the manager. ( to see ) 
5 My brother denied _____________ my chocolate mousse. Maybe his hamster ate it. ( to eat )
6 I tried _____________ but I just couldn't. ( to understand )
7 In the end I gave up _____________ to persuade her. ( to try )
8 Charlie was pretending _____________ a chicken. ( to be )
9 They chose _____________  in a cheap hotel but spend more money on meals. ( to stay )
10 We like Galicia so much that we keep _____________ back there. ( to go )
11 He deserves _____________ severely punished. ( to be )
12 When we visit my aunt, they expect me  _____________ on my best behaviour. ( to be )
13 I didn't mean _____________ her feelings. I'm really sorry. ( to hurt ) 
14 I always put off _____________ my homework until the last possible moment. ( to do )
15 He goes on _____________ me the same thing over and over again. ( to tell )
16 I can't stand _____________ in the queue at the baker's. ( to wait )
17 The firemen managed _____________  the fire pretty quickly. ( to put out )
18 I never risk _____________ through that part of town. ( to go )
19 Clare offered _____________  me to the airport, which was very kind of her. ( to take )
20 Dad threatened  _____________ my pocket money if I didn't do my homework. ( to stop )

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

VERB + GERUND

VERB + TO + INFINITIVE

Translation

Translation

1 _____________

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

1 _____________ ..........................
2 _____________ .......................... 2 _____________ ..........................
3 _____________ .......................... 3 _____________ ..........................
4 _____________ .......................... 4 _____________ ..........................
5 _____________ .......................... 5 _____________ ..........................

 

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