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1. Gerund and infinitive. Test your knowledge. Read each sentence carefully before you decide on the best answer. Write it down before you check it.

1.1. We decided against (go) to San Francisco.
We decided against going to San Francisco.
We decided against to go to San Francisco.

1.2. Jamie intends (write) a bestseller again.
Jamie intends writing a bestseller again.
Jamie intends to write a bestseller again.

1.3. The taxi driver offered (drive) us as far as Chinatown.
The taxi driver offered driving us as far as Chinatown.
The taxi driver offered to drive us as far as Chinatown.

1.4. It's no good (wait) for them. Let's start.
It's no good to wait for them. Let's start.
It's no good waiting for them. Let's start.

1.5. She asked him (do) her a favour.
She asked him to do her a favour.
She asked him doing her a favour.

1.6. We are really looking forward to (meet) you in New York.
We are really looking forward to meet you in New York.
We are really looking forward to meeting you in New York.

1.7. I'd love (read) that article about Shakespeare.
I'd love reading that article about Shakespeare.
I'd love to read that article about Shakespeare.

1.8. She was not worried about (flunk) the English test.
She was not worried about flunking the English test.
She was not worried about to flunk the English test.

1.9. I remembered (call) him.
I remembered to call him.
I remembered calling him.

1.10. Stop (shout)!
Stop to shout!
Stop shouting!

1.11. The family hoped (escape) from the big town.
The family hoped escaping from the big town.
The family hoped to escape from the big town.

1.12. Many criminals have no chance of (get) a job.
Many criminals have no chance of getting a job.
Many criminals have no chance of to get a job.

 


2. Articles. Decide which article is required: the or a or an or blank. Click on the correct answer.

2.1.   school starts at nine.    no article    the    a     an        

   

2.2.   school is burning.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.3. I usually go to bed before 11.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.4.   summer when we had that drought was in 1955.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.5. I'll make trip to you.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.6. My mom served us excellent dinner.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.7. They appointed him professor.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.8. Was she really elected MP?   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.9. Do you play tennis, Harry?   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.10. My sister plays piano.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.11. He's such nice man.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.12. Your behaviour is rather disappointment.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.13. I thought he was rather idiot.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.14. Who do you think wrote article on Shakespeare?   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.15. You need bit of imagination to understand that poem.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.16. Swansea has large fish market.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.17. This attitude creates number of problems.   no article     the     a     an        

 

2.18. If you are not quite sure, check in good dictionary.   no article     the     a       an          

 

2.19.   fish market is closed today.   no article     the     a     an        

 

2.20. Your progress is measured through written task.     no article     the     a     an        

 

2.21. researchers in New York had much success.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.22 It is to be believed that official text of that treaty is lost.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.23. May I have your cell phone number, please?   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.24. Is there public telephone anywhere near here?   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.25. He went to United Kingdom for a change.     no article     the     a     an        

 

2.26.  He was having lot of trouble passing his driving test.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.27. I'd like glass of apple juice, please.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.28. She had been missing just one thing: peace of mind.   no article     the     a     an          

 

2.29. Let's take train.     no article       the     a     an          

 

2.30. They travelled mostly by night.   no article     the     a     an        


3. The passive voice. Rewrite in the passive voice.

 

3.1. The court sentenced the thief to six years.



 

3.2. They would send Moll to Australia.



 

3.3. The black cat has chased the dog.



 

3.4. The professor hired two ancillaries.



 

3.5. The professor will score the students' examination papers.



 

3.6. The professor fired the lazy ancillary.



 

3.7. The manager would have sold the Rolls.



 

3.8. This text dealt with an interesting idea.



 

3.9. The criminal must have broken the window.



 

3.10. This sad news shocked everybody yesterday.


 
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