The Carpet Fitter: Exercise on Gerunds and Infinitives
Type the correct form of the verb in brackets. You don't need to type the whole sentence.
When you are entering the answers to these questions, remember that you must type them accurately. Punctuation and capitalization must be exactly right. If you think there may be more than one correct answer for a question, don't worry -- several correct answers may be acceptable.
- Eddie didn't enjoy (be) a carpet fitter.
- He disliked (work) for Mrs Vanbrugh.
- As a football player, Eddie was very good at (head) the ball.
- Eddie expected (find) his cigarettes in his pocket.
- After he had finished work, Eddie was shocked (see) a lump in the carpet.
- He considered (take) up the carpet again, but decided it would be too much trouble.
- Thinking the lump was only his packet of cigarettes, he decided (hammer) it flat.
- He kept (hit) the lump until it was flat.
- After some hammering, the lump began (get) flatter.
- Eddie worked quickly because he didn't want Mrs Vanbrugh to see him (hammer) the carpet.
- When he had flattened the lump, he asked Mrs Vanbrugh (inspect) the new carpet.
- Eddie's cigarettes turned out (be) in his van after all.