Gerund

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  • Q1

    My father suggested waking up early for exercise. Pick up the gerund in the sentence.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    waking

    Explanation:

    A gerund is the -ing form of a verb.

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  • Q2

    Combine the following sentences using correct gerund forms of the verbs.

    (a) We all make mistakes. It is human.

    (b) He talks too much. I don’t like it.

    (c) We must appreciate participation from everyone. It promotes talent.

    (d) You should brush your teeth twice daily. This is what dentists worldwide recommend.

    (e) You have to take this entrance exam. It is the only way to get into the best college.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Making mistakes is human.

    (b) I don’t like his talking too much.

    (c) Appreciating participation from everyone promotes talent.

    (d) Brushing your teeth twice daily is what dentists worldwide recommend.

    (e) Taking this entrance exam is the only way to get into the best college.

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  • Q3

    Choose the correct option to make correct sentences.

    (a) She was not discouraged by not _________ (win/ winning) the competition.

    (b) My mother encourages ___________ (to exercise/ exercising).

    (c) The reasons for _________ (accepting/ accept) the offer was a good exposure to marketing field.

    (d) He keeps __________ (repeat/ repeating) the same mistakes.

    (e) My little niece is addicted to ____________ (drink/ drinking) soft drink too much.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) She was not discouraged by not winning the competition.

    (b) My mother encourages exercising.

    (c) The reasons for accepting the offer was a good exposure to marketing field.

    (d) He keeps repeating the same mistakes.

    (e) My little niece is addicted to drinking soft drink too much.

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  • Q4

    Rewrite the following sentences using gerunds.

    (a) My friends didn’t mind to wait outside for me.

    (b) Tina and I went to run in the morning.

    (c) I am used to take care of myself.

    (d) I can’t imagine my brother to go by bike.

    (e) Dad couldn’t stop to laugh when I showed him my dance rehearsal video.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) My friends didn’t mind waiting outside for me.

    (b) Tina and I went running in the morning.

    (c) I am used to taking care of myself.

    (d) I can’t imagine my brother going by bike.

    (e) Dad couldn’t stop laughing when I showed him my dance rehearsal video.

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  • Q5

    Fill in the correct gerund forms of the verbs given in brackets.

    (a) I dream of _________ (set) up my own business someday.

    (b) He is tired of ________ (work) late nights.

    (c) My parents do not approve of my _______ (work) late.

    (d) I cannot go on ________ (do) nothing about this matter now!

    (e) Dad doesn’t remember mummy _______ (complain) about my party.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) I dream of setting up my own business someday.

    (b) He is tired of working late nights.

    (c) My parents do not approve of my working late.

    (d) I cannot go on doing nothing about this matter now!

    (e) Dad doesn’t remember mummy complaining about my party.

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