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Test 1. Gerund or infinitive: choose the correct answer

1. They denied (to steal/stealing) the money.

2. He gave up (to smoke/smoking).

3. I dont want (to go/going) out tonight. I am too tired.

4. Try to avoid (to make/making) him angry.

5. Is there anything here worth (to buy/buying)?

6. I refuse (to answer/answering) any more questions.

7. He finished (to speak/speaking) and sat down.

8. Would you mind (to put/putting) your pet snake somewhere else?

9. Ive enjoyed (to meet/meeting) you. I hope (to see/seeing) you again soon.

10. The boys father promised (to pay/paying) for the broken window.

11. He decided (to steal/stealing) her bag.

12. I dont feel like (to work/working). What about (to go/ going) to a disco instead?

13. Would you like (to join/joining) us?

14. I hope (to see/seeing) you soon.

15. Please go on (to write/writing). I dont mind (to wait/ waiting).

16. He keeps (to ask/asking) me the time and I keep (to tell/telling) him (to buy/buying) himself a watch.

17. I wish (to see/seeing) him as soon as possible.

18. I offered (to help/helping) him to translate the text.

19. Tom suggested (to go/going) to the cinema.

20. How old were you when you learnt (to drive/driving)?

Test 2. Gerund or infinitive: choose the correct answer. 1. I remember (to meet/meeting) him last year.

2. I must remember (to meet/meeting) him at the station tomorrow.

3. Please, remember (to close/closing) the door when you go out.

4. I remember (to close/closing) the door, but Im not sure that I locked it.

5. Dont forget (to lock/locking) the door before (to go/ going) to bed.

6. He forgot (to bring/bringing) his passport. He left it on the table.

7. Ill never forget (to go/going) out with my aunt in my childhood.

8. Try (to forget/forgetting) it; it isnt worth (to worry/ worrying) about.

9. I rang the doorbell but there was no answer. Then I tried (to knock/knocking) on the door, but there was still no answer.

10. We tried (to put/putting) the fire out but we were unsuccessful.

11. Sue needed to borrow some money. She tried (to ask/ asking) Gerry but he was short of money, too.

12. Please, leave me alone. Im trying (to concentrate/concentrating).

13. I need a change. I need (to go/going) away for a while.

14. The windows are dirty. They need (to clean/cleaning).

15. You dont need (to ask/asking) his permission every time you want (to leave/leaving) the room.

16. Your hair needs (to cut/cutting). Would you like me (to do/doing) it for you?

17. We stopped there (to buy/buying) some biscuits.

18. Please, stop (to ask/asking) me questions.

19. Did you start your diet? Sure, but I cant help (to eat/eating) sweets.

20. Can you help me (to get/getting) the dinner ready?

Test 3. Gerund or infinitive: choose the correct answer. 1. I have finished (to decorate/decorating) the house.

2. I cant stand (to work/working) in an office.

3. We hope (to arrive/arriving) by half past seven.

4. It was a wonderful holiday. I will always remember (to see/seeing) Niagara Falls.

5. They cant promise (to finish/finishing) the work today.

6. He hates (to use/using) computers.

7. I am really looking forward to (to start/starting) my new course.

8. They cant help us (to move/moving) in our new flat.

9. They enjoyed (to be/being) on holiday by the sea.

10. She refused (to answer/answering) the phone.

11. The weather was awful. It didnt stop (to rain/raining) all week.

12. My sister has agreed (to help/helping) with the decorating.

13. They managed (to save/saving) enough to buy a car.

14. His parents dont allow him (to stay up/staying up) after ten oclock.

15. I dont mind (to drive/driving) to the restaurant.

16. Please remember (to post/posting) my letter. Its very important.

17. We were late. Tom suggested (to take/taking) a taxi.

18. I asked him to stop (to talk/talking), but he kept (to ask/asking) me questions.

19. Sometimes she puts off (to do/doing) her homework.

20. They always forget (to water/watering) the plants.

Test 4. Gerund: choose the correct form. Sometimes more than one answer is possible. 1. This question needs _________.

a) discussing b) being discussed c) having discussed d) having been discussed

2. I like John. I look forward to _________ to his party.

a) inviting b) being invited c) having invited d) having been invited

3. He cant give up _________ chocolate.

a) eating b) being eaten c) having eaten d) having been eaten

4. I am sorry for not _________ to you. I was very busy last week.

a) writing b) being written c) having written d) having been written

5. My friends and I cant help _________ videos.

a) watching b) being watched c) having watched d) having been watched

6. She apologised for not _________ her friend at the airport.

a) meeting b) being met c) having met d) having been met

7. This film is worth _________.

a) seeing b) being seen c) having seen d) having been seen

8. I am very busy. I dont feel like _________.

a) disturbing b) being disturbed c) having disturbed d) having been disturbed

9. Paul avoids _________ to strangers. Moreover, he avoids _________ to.

a) speaking b) being spoken c) having spoken d) having been spoken

10. He was still hungry in spite of _________ several sandwiches.

a) eating b) being eaten c) having eaten d) having been eaten

11. I cant put off _________ this book.

a) reading b) being read c) having read d) having been read

12. After the cat _________ went to sleep.

a) feeding b) being fed c) having fed d) having been fed

13. He complained of _________ at.

a) laughing b) being laughed c) having laughed d) having been laughed

14. This dress is dirty. It wants _________.

a) washing b) being washed c) having washed d) having been washed

15. She was very glad of _________ that difficult problem.

a) solving b) being solved c) having solved d) having been solved

16. They climbed through the window without _________ by anyone.

a) seeing b) being seen c) having seen d) having been seen

17. I am fond of _________ sports.

a) playing b) being played c) having played d) having been played

18. Jane complained of not _________ to the party last Friday.

a) inviting b) being invited c) having invited d) having been invited

19. After _________ into English, the article was published.

a) translating b) being translated c) having translated d) having been translated

20. I dislike not _________ to.

a) listening b) being listened c) having listened d) having been listened

Test 5. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form (gerund or infinitive). 1. Thank you for (come).

2. We saw this film last year. Do you remember (see) it?

3. After (examine) the student, the professor gave him a good mark.

4. Ill never forget (visit) London for the first time.

5. She accused him of (steal) her purse.

6. I tried (explain) but she refused (listen).

7. You dont need (iron) that shirt. It doesnt need (iron).

8. Has it stopped (rain) yet?

9. Did you remember (book) seats for the theatre tomorrow? Yes, I have the tickets here. Would you like (keep) them?

10. He was very glad of (help) in his difficulty.

11. You must never forget (say) Thank you.

12. The problem is not worth (discuss).

13. She complained of (forget) to send this letter.

14. I tried (work) in a department store, but it wasnt a very good job.

15. Can you help me (do) this exercise?

16. I dont feel like (see) him.

17. She tried (be) serious but she couldnt help (laugh).

18. I wish (see) the manager.

19. She tried to avoid (speak) to.

20. Would you mind (shut) the window?

Test 6. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form (gerund or infinitive). 1. Ill never forget (go) to school for the first time. I remember that day quite clearly.

2. David was happy (find) his aunt.

3. I tried (reach) the shelf but I wasnt tall enough.

4. He likes (invite) by his friends.

5. You dont need (paint) the door. It doesnt need (paint).

6. Stop (argue) and start (work).

7. Did you remember (lock) the door? No, Ill go back and do it now.

8. If it is worth (do), it is worth (do) well.

9. How did the thief get into the house? I forgot (shut) the window.

10. They accuse him of (rob) their house.

11. If you cant turn the key try (put) some oil in the lock.

12. Have you finished (write)?

13. He always helps me (do) my homework.

14. He looks so funny. Whenever I see him, I cant help (smile).

15. She decided (not buy) the car.

16. Do you mind him (examine) by a cardiologist?

17. I dont enjoy (go) to the dentist.

18. Excuse me for (break) your beautiful vase.

19. I clearly remember (pay) him. I gave him $20.

20. After (say) this he left the room.

Test 7. Fill the gaps with one of the verbs from the box in the correct form (gerund or infinitive).


Janes nurse, but shes trying _________ (1) new job. Although she enjoys _________ (2) people, nursing is not very well paid, and she cant afford _________ (3) all her bills. She finds it impossible to live on such low salary without _________ (4) her account at the bank. Her flat needs _________ (5), and she would like _________ (6) car. She managed _________ (7) enough last year for short holiday by _________ (8) some extra money in her spare time, and this year, shes hoping _________ (9) some friends in France. She has stopped _________ (10) to the theatre, which used to be one of her greatest pleasures. Shes thinking of _________ (11) in America, where she could earn higher salary in private hospital, but would prefer _________ (12) in this country if possible. She likes _________ (13) to see her parents whenever she wants to. friend of hers went to America after _________ (14) university, but began _________ (15) her friends so badly that she had to come back.


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