Thursday, 24 October 2013

Speakout Advanced p 24. Gerund or Infinitive. Extra Grammar Exercise 4

1. I can't help _________ (wonder) why they decided to buy that awful house.
2. I must remember __________ (get) some stamps.
3. I didn't get round to ________ (phone) John yesterday- I was just too busy.
4. He gave up teaching and went on _____________ (become) a best-selling author.
5. We appreciate your ___________ (agree) to come at such short notice.
6. I regret _______________ (inform) you that your application has been unsuccessful.
7. She stopped ____________ (laugh) and began ___________ (cry) instead.
8. I keep _____________ (forget) ______________ (buy) some stamps.
9. He bitterly regretted ever _____________ (mention) it.
Receptionist: Would you mind _____________ (take) a seat? The doctor will see you at five.
Patient: Yes, I would mind! I object to ___________ (wait) over an hour to see the doctor! I'm used to ___________ (see) immediately! 
Alan: I've attempted ___________ (get) my driving license ten times now but I haven't managed __________ (pass) the test. Is there any use ___________ (have) another try, do you think?
Sue: Have you considered ___________ (have) more lessons? And it might be a good idea __________ (change) your driving instructor. And I suggest ____________ (stop) when the traffic lights are red next time, too. 
Bridget: I hate __________ (come) to these awful office parties. I can't stand ___________ (make) polite conversation and pretending ___________ (enjoy) myself.
Annie: Yes, I'm looking forward to ___________ (go) home. I'd much sooner __________ (be) in bed with a good book, and avoid ___________ (have) another late night. 

1. wondering

2. to get

3. phoning

get round to something/ get around to something to find the time to do something. E.g. I meant to do the ironing but I didn't get round to it. get round/around to doing something I hope to get around to answering your letter next week.

4. to become
When followed by gerund, go on means to continue with the same activity. With an infinitive, it means to change to a different activity.

5. agreeing
If the subject of the main verb and the gerund are different, an object or possessive adjective is used 
appreciate doing something I don't appreciate being treated like a second-class citizen.  
appreciate somebody doing something We would appreciate you letting us know of any problems.
I really appreciate you/your helping me like this

6. to inform

7a. laughing

7b.  crying/ to cry

8a. forgetting 

8b. to buy 

9. having mentioned

10a. taking

10b. waiting

10c. being seen  

11a. to get

11b. to pass

11c. having

11d. having

11e. to change

11f. stopping

12a. coming

12b. making

12c. to enjoy

12d. going

12e. be

12f. having

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