Intermediate grammar exercise: verb + infinitive or verb + gerund?
English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level.
In this exercise you will practise the verb structures verb + to + infinitive and verb + gerund.
|Verb + to + infinitive|
|We use to + infinitive after certain verbs, including agree, arrange, decide, offer, seem, plan, want, need, promise, hope, refuse.||I have decided to lend him the car.
He offered to help me.
He promised not to say anything.
|We also use to + infinitive after these structures: ask someone to, tell him to, want her to, etc.||He told me to go there.
She asked me to help her.
|Verb + -ing|
|We use a verb in its -ing form after certain verbs, including avoid, admit, can't stand, deny, dislike, enjoy, hate, like, love, mind and practise.||I enjoy going to the cinema.
I don't like living in a city.
|The -ing form is used after prepositions.||I'm looking forward to seeing you.
He insisted on seeing the shop manager.
Instructions: Put the verb in brackets into the correct form (either the infinitive or gerund form).