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.

Exercise instructions

Put the verb in brackets into the correct form (either the infinitive or gerund form).

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1 Comment

  1. Louise_Chamberlain - June 10, 2016, 8:22 am Reply

    It would be useful to have some exercises on the verbs let/make which are not followed by either infinitive or ing.

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