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VERBS WITH GERUND OR INFINITIVE - CHOOSE THE RIGHT VERB
Use the list below to find the best verbs followed by the –ing form and fill the gaps in the right form.
USE EACH VERB ONLY ONCE!
(1) You must ________________ spending more money than you have on your account.
(2) Tell the children to ________________ making that noise!
(3) Have you ________________ applying for the post?
(4) Susan decided to do something for her health and ________________ smoking.
(5) Can you ________________ moving to an old farmhouse?
(6) I have ______________ learning the words too long already, I don’t want to ______________
tackling them any longer.
(7) Have you ________________ washing your hair yet?
(8) I can’t ________________ working as a nurse but I would ________________ training
to be a social worker.
(9) Fritz wants to ________________ working on his job although he was 65 last month.
(10) I don’t want to ________________ watching the film on Saturday night.
(11) Silvia ______________ asking the same questions. Why doesn’t she remember the answers?
(12) I have always ________________ listening to jazz.
(13) I don’t ________________ leaving the house when it is so cold.
(14) When Fritz asked Susan what they might do, she ________________ going to a disco.
(15) Preparing a talk may ________________ consulting books from various libraries.
(16) The police didn’t question the boy long before he ________________ stealing the bicycle.
Verb list: admit - avoid – consider – consider - delay – enjoy – fancy - finish – give up – go on –
imagine – imagine - involve - keep – miss – put off – stop – suggest.
Use the list below to find verbs followed by to and infinitive and fill the gaps in the right form :
(1) I mustn’t ________________ to answer this inquiry from Messrs. Clark & Simpson.
(2) We have ________________ not to go on holiday this year.
(3) Three students have ________________ to pay their fees so far.
(4) The innkeeper ________________ to send the three men away unless they behaved.
(5) Patrick is still looking for a situation but he ________________ to find something soon.
(6) The boys ________________ to help us with the packing.
(7) The two business men ________________ to negotiate a contract on Friday afternoon.
(8) The owner of the guest house ________________ to have the luggage of the travellers fetched
at the station.
(9) Sheila ________________ to win the first prize for her plans in the competition last year.
(10) Our suppliers ________________ to deliver the glass wool by the end of this week.
(11) I am ________________ to attend a language school in Germany for three months
to improve my German.
(12) The railway company ________________ to make a refund for the ticket because
the passenger was not able to prove that he had returned from London by car.
(13) As Simon had lost his credit card, I ________________ to lend him some money.
(14) Mary has to work hard but she doesn’t ________________ to mind.
(15) Robert heard all we said although he ________________ to be asleep.
(16) I left the house before nine so I ________________ to do all the shopping before eleven o’clock.
Verb list: agree – agree - arrange - decide – deserve - fail – forget – hope - manage – offer – plan – pretend – promise – refuse - seem – threaten.
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