Gerunds and Infinitives Exercise 1

Fill in each blank with the idiomatically correct choice(s): an infinitive, a gerund, or the preposition “to” + a gerund. For questions with more than one correct answer, the answer choice boxes are square instead of round.

Gerunds are present participles (verbs with an “-ing” suffix) acting as nouns.

Infinitives are formed by adding “to” before the base form of a verb.

When “to” is followed by a gerund, it is a preposition and does not form an infinitive.

1. I remember _____ him in San Francisco.

 
 
 

2. Do you remember _____ the e-mail?

 
 
 

3. Camilla is not used _____ up at 5 am.

 
 
 

4. Camilla used _____ Dinosaur Simulator every day.

 
 
 

5. I regret _____ out so late last night.

 
 
 

6. I regret _____ you that your essay is terrible.

 
 
 

7. Camilla, please stop _____ like a wounded howler monkey!

 
 
 

8. Camilla wanted to stop _____ some milk tea, but we didn’t have time.

 
 
 

9. I was starting (1) _____ strange visions, so I decided it was time (2) _____ to bed.

 
 
 
 
 
 

10. Camilla started _____ Chinese when she was a baby.

 
 
 

11. At first, Camilla’s dragon was not accustomed _____ commanded by a human girl.