Lesson Worksheet: Verbs in the Infinitive Form versus the “-ing” Form English

In this worksheet, we will practise using the “-ing” form or the infinitive form after a main verb to talk about literature.

Q1:

Which of the following has a mistake?

  • AWe are enjoying hiking.
  • BWe have enjoyed hiking so far.
  • CWe enjoyed hiking.
  • DWe will enjoy hiking on our holiday next week.
  • EWe always enjoy to hike.

Q2:

Which of the following does not contain a verb in the gerund form?

  • AI considered reading the book last year, but I couldn’t get into it.
  • BI wanted to read the book last year, but I couldn’t get into it.
  • CI disliked reading the book last year; I just couldn’t get into it.
  • DI tried reading it last year, but I couldn’t get into it.

Q3:

Identify the infinitive in the example below.

Having listened to a podcast about the difficulty in writing novels, Ramy failed to see the reasons why someone would write one.

  • ASee
  • BWould
  • CListened to
  • DHaving
  • ETo see

Q4:

Identify the infinitive in the example below.

I tend to agree with what you are saying.

  • AAgree
  • BTo agree
  • CSaying
  • DYou are
  • ETend

Q5:

Which of the following has a mistake?

  • AShe refused to do extra work on the project until her friend asked politely.
  • BShe would have refused to do the extra work on the project, but her friend asked politely.
  • CShe was going to refuse to do extra work, but then her friend asked politely.
  • DShe refused do extra work on the project until her friend asked politely.

Q6:

Listen to the audio.

Identify the gerund form.

  • ATo repeat
  • BKeep
  • CIs
  • DIt is
  • EHaving

Q7:

Which of the following is correct?

  • AWe should get a more rounded view of the author before analysing his book.
  • BWe should get a more rounded view of the author before to analyse his book.
  • CWe should to get a more rounded view of the author before analysing his book.
  • DWe should getting to a more rounded view of the author before analysing his book.
  • EWe should getting a more rounded view of the author before analysing his book.

Q8:

Read the example below.

We plan to offer English literature for all grade levels next year.

Which tense is being used?

  • AFuture simple
  • BPresent perfect simple
  • CPresent perfect continuous
  • DPresent simple
  • EFuture continuous

Q9:

Fill in the blanks with either the “-ing” form or the infinitive form:

Q: What do you recommend when you have a headache?

A: I would suggest some fresh air and sure you are hydrated.

  • Adoing, getting, making
  • Bdoing, to get, to make
  • Cto do, to get, to make
  • Ddoing, to get, making
  • Eto do, getting, making

Q10:

Which of the following is correct?

  • AShe easily could to win the race.
  • BShe could easily win the race.
  • CShe easily could won the race.
  • DShe could easily to win the race.
  • EShe could easily winning the race.

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