Intermediate grammar exercise: ‘verb + object + to infinitive’ structure

English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level.

In this exercise you will practise verbs which are followed by an object + to + infinitive structure.

Verb + object + to + infinitive
After some verbs we use the structure someone + to + infinitive.

Verbs which can be followed by this form include advise, ask, allow, expect, encourage, force, help, invite, order, persuade, need, tell.
They helped their neighbour to fix his car.
She asked me to give her some advice.
He told his assistant to send the parcel.
She persuaded him to have lunch with her.
We need someone to help us.
The negative form is object + not + to + infinitive. She advised me not to sell my house.

Exercise instructions

The following sentences all have a verb + object + to + infinitive structure. Complete each sentence by putting the words in brackets into the correct form.

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