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Make Toasts - Gerund or infinitive?
Gerund or infinitive.
Which of the following sentences are grammatically possible? Correct those that aren't
- Did you remember to get the soap powder?
- You shouldn't expect passing your driving test on the first attempt.
- I started playing the piano when I was six.
- I wouldn't advise driving tonight.
- We don't allow to smoke anywhere in these buildings.
- Have you tried using nicotine patches to help you give up smoking?
- I regret to leave school when I was only 16.
- I'm not accustomed speaking in public.
- I stopped to run and sat down on a nearby bench.
- He denied to be anywhere near the scene of the crime.
- They admitted to take the money from their father's wallet.
- Would you mind to open the window a little?
- I like to go for a walk before breakfast.
- He suggested to go back when it was a little less crowded.
Complete the following sentences in a way that is true for you.
- As a child I generally wasn't allowed...
- I once tried ... but ...
- On Sunday mornings, I generally like to ...
- I'm not really accustomed to ...
- I generally avoid ...
- I must admit that I rather regret ...
Make a grammatically correct sentence using all the words given.
You may add articles, prepositions and nouns. You may change the verb forms.
- bedroom leave window remember
I remember leaving through the bedroom window.
- remember borrow
Do you remember borrowing that money?
- evidence overwhelm
The evidence was overwhelming,
- can't buy put off
We can't put off buying a new car any longer.
- search read find.
We searched the house and found her reading a book.
- call name.
We can't put off buying a new car any longer.
- close eye / imagine / lying.
I closed my eyes and imagined myself lying on a tropical beach.
- sun set / appear / sky.
The sun appeared to set on the horizon.
Bill Brown was arrested for stealing a car.
Here are some of his answers to questions during his
trial. Report what he said with the verbs given + an -ing form.
(A-C) admit consider deny notice recall regret.
"Yes, I was certainly in town around midnight...
I saw two men looking into all the parked
cars...now you mention it, I think I did hear a car being driven away...I didn't think about
telling the police...I certainly didn't steal the car... I wish I hadn't gone out that night!"
Example: He admitted being In town around midnight.
Which of your sentences could be rewritten with having + past participle with little difference in
If possible, rewrite these sentences using the possessive form of the object,
as in 1. If it is not possible, write X.
- I disapproved of him smoking in the house. I disapproved of his smoking...
- We discovered the children hiding the chocolates under their beds.
- The plan envisages Tony becoming Director next year.
- If the authorities catch anyone breaking the rules, the punishment is severe.
- I could imagine the car failing its annual inspection.
- We objected to the company building a petrol station in our road.
- It amuses me to think of him sitting at a desk in a suit and tie.
- My mother disapproved of the cat sleeping in my bedroom.
Consider which verb form is more likely and why. (F)
- I heard the baby cry I crying for most of the night.
- I felt the snake bite I biting me and saw it slither off into the bushes.
- When you came out of the station, did you notice the children play I playing musical
instruments across the street?
- I noticed her quickly slip I slipping the necklace inside her coat and leave the shop.
On special occasions, people often make toasts beginning -Here's to .... - .
below with a suitable gerund / present participle or infinitive form.
1) Here's to .......
- an old friend -
someone who remembers all the secrets of our youth,
but is discreet enough
_____ (mention) them.
- babies - they make our days shorter, nights longer, the past forgotten and the future worth
- happiness - the only thing which is increased by
- my husband - who buys football tickets six months in advance, but waits until Christmas Eve
(buy) Christmas presents.
- my darling wife - since I met you I have known what it is to love someone, and what it means for that love
- my parents - for
(spoil) me ever since I was a little baby. please feel free to continue.
- our second marriage - we are so fortunate
(give) a second change at happiness.
- success - it takes time
(be) a success, but time is all it takes.
- true love - which we find not
(look for) a perfect person and
(not/see) their faults.
- your retirement - and while you're sitting at home with nothing to do, think of us all at work - we're sure
_____(do) the same.
- It takes time to do that.
- It takes to become successful
- to be a success.
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