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English Grammar

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Gerund and Infinitive

Exercise 1. Write the correct form of the verb.

1. What do you recommend ……………….. in New York? (do)

2. Julian wants a new car, but he can’t afford …………….. one this year. (buy)

3. Jennifer refused ……………….. overtime yesterday. (do)

4. Jack tried ……………….. me, but he couldn’t. (help)

5. I encouraged Stan …………….. about his future more. (think)

6. Lucy was really hungry, so she stopped …………. a quick snack. (have)

7. “We regret …………….. that your flight has been cancelled.” (announce)

8. Brent is looking forward to …………….. a short break next month. (take)

9. Oliver couldn’t make pancakes because he didn’t remember …… any flour. (buy)

10. Jackie used ………….. in Shanghai, so she is very good with chopsticks. (live)

11. Neil regrets …………….. Spanish when he was a teenager. (give up)

12. Josh is considering ………….. a new computer. (buy)

13. Alex has stopped ………….. letters. He now always uses email. (write)

14. I remember ……………… my younger brother when I was a child. (bully)

15. Peter was quite stressed. He tried ……. to a therapist, but it didn’t help. (talk)

Exercise 2. Decide whether to use Infinitive (with/without to) or Gerund.

1) What can we do ______(live) a healthy life? (live, to live, living)

2) In our society, people spend more and more time ______(work).

3) So we often don't bother ______(prepare) healthy meals.

4) In order ______(save) time, we tend ______(buy) fast food.

5) At fast food restaurants, we can ____(eat) quite a lot without ____(have) ____(pay) a fortune.

6) And children enjoy _____(eat) chips and burgers and _____(drink) lemonade and cola.

7) That's a problem because eating habits are hard ______(shake).

8) The high amount of carbonhydrates in fast food and sugary drinks is blamed

for ______(destabilize) the body's regulation of appetite.

9) So we keep on ______(want) ______(eat) more.

10) Bad eating habits result in people ______(become) obese.

11) Obese people risk ______(suffer) from heart diseases.

12) We can ____(avoid) ____(risk) such diseases by ____(choose) ____(eat) healthy food.

13) Be careful though. Some people are convinced ______(do) something for their health

by ______(live) on energy bars or cornflakes.

14) And this is what the advertising for these products wants _____(make) us _____(think).

15) In reality, however, these foods are often heavily sugared ______(give) them flavour.

16) But sugar is not mentioned as clearly as the low fat - that's why experts warn

against ______(rely) on the ads.

17) To live a healthy life, we ought ______(choose) our food wisely.

18) We should ____(eat) regular meals and ____(try) ____(find) ways of ____(exercise) more.

Answer key : Gerund and Infinitive

Exercise 1. Write the correct form of the verb.

1. What do you recommend doing in New York?

2. Julian wants a new car, but he can’t afford to buy one this year.

3. Jennifer refused to do overtime yesterday.

4. Jack tried to help me, but he couldn’t.

5. I encouraged Stan to think about his future more.

6. Lucy was really hungry, so she stopped to have a quick snack.

7. “We regret to announce that your flight has been cancelled.”

8. Brent is looking forward to taking a short break next month.

9. Oliver couldn’t make pancakes because he didn’t remember to buy any flour.

10. Jackie used to live in Shanghai, so she is very good with chopsticks.

11. Neil regrets giving up Spanish when he was a teenager.

12. Josh is considering buying a new computer.

13. Alex has stopped writing letters. He now always uses email.

14. I remember bullying my younger brother when I was a child.

15. Peter was quite stressed. He tried talking to a therapist, but it didn’t help.

Exercise 2. Decide whether to use Infinitive (with/without to) or Gerund.

  • What can we do to live a healthy life?

  • In our society, people spend more and more time working.

  • So we often don't bother to prepare healthy meals.

  • In order to save time, we tend to buy fast food.

  • At fast food restaurants, we can eat quite a lot without having to pay a fortune.

  • And children enjoy eating chips and burgers and drinking lemonade and cola.

  • That's a problem because eating habits are hard to shake

  • The high amount of carbonhydrates in fast food and sugary drinks is blamed for destabilising the body's regulation of appetite.

  • So we keep on wanting to eat more.

  • Bad eating habits result in people becoming obese.

  • Obese people risk suffering from heart diseases.

  • We can avoid risking such diseases by choosing to eat healthy food.

  • Be careful though. Some people are convinced to do something for their health by living on energy bars or cornflakes.

  • And this is what the advertising for these products wants to make us think.

  • In reality, however, these foods are often heavily sugared to give them flavour.

  • But sugar is not mentioned as clearly as the low fat - that's why experts warn against relying on the ads.

  • To live a healthy life, we ought to choose our food wisely.

  • We should eat regular meals and try to find ways of exercising more.

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