Verbs As Complements

Verbs As Complements

Verbs Complementation Quize -1
Verbs As Complements Quiz -2

Verbs As Complements

Exercise-1
Use a correct form of the given verb in each sentence (infinitive with or without to or the -ing form).

1. They want (arrange) all the details carefully.
2. You can’t expect your boss (wait) for you all day.
3. They really enjoy (have) nothing to do.
4. He hasn’t finished (write) his essay yet.
5. She complained about (be) the only person without the books.
6. They forced the hostage (lie) on the floor.
7. Then they made them (close) their eyes.
8. Is it difficult (make) an omelette?
9. When did you last go (skate)?
1. to arrange 2. to wait/waiting 3. having 4. writing 5. being
6. to lie 7. close 8. to make 9. skating

Verbs As Complements

Exercise-2
Put the verb into the correct form (to+infinitive or -ing).

1. I enjoy (be) alone.
2. Would you like (come) to a party?
3. Do you mind (travel) such a long way to work every day?
4. Ann loves (cook) but she hates (wash) dishes.
5. I can’t stand people (tell) me what to do when I’m driving.
6. I don’t like that house. I would hate (live) there.
7. Do you like (drive)?
8. When I have to catch a train, I’m always worried about missing it. So I like (get) to the station in plenty of time.
9. I very much enjoy (listen) to classical music.
10. I would love (come) to your wedding but it just isn’t possible.
11. Sometimes I’d like (learn) to play the guitar.
1. being 2. to come 3. travelling 4. cooking / to cook … 5. to tell / telling 6. to live/ living
7. driving/ to drive 8. to get/getting 9. listening
washing/ to wash
10. to come 11. to learn

Verbs As Complements

Exercise-3
Put the verb into the correct form (infinitive or the -ing form).

1. Mr. Thomas doesn’t like (smoke) in his office.
2. Mr. Thomas doesn’t let anyone (smoke) in his office.
3. I don’t know Jack but I’d like (meet) him.
4. Where would you recommend me (go) for my holidays?
5. I don’t suggest (eat) in that restaurant. The food is awful.
6. The film was very sad. It made me (cry).
7. Jack’s parents have always encouraged him (study) hard.
8. We were kept at the police station for an hour and then allowed (go).
1. smoking/ smoke 2. smoke 3. to meet 4. to go
5. eating 6. cry 7. to study 8. to go

Exercise-4
Put the verb into the correct form (infinitive or -ing form).

1. I would like (travel) all over the world.
2. I think Mary has a good chance of (win) the election on Sunday.
3. We expect (arrive) at the station at 4:30 on Saturday.
4. Do you think Ann will agree (have) the meeting in her office?
5. If the phone doesn’t stop (ring), I’m going to throw it out of the window.
6. When did you start (leam) Chinese?
7. They hope (go) to the meeting in Helsinki next year.
8. Doesn’t your brother want (learn) (drive)?
9. My sister likes (swim), but she doesn’t like swimming pools.
10. My cousin doesn’t really need (work), but he enjoys (be) around people and (do) something useful.
11. (Eat) fatty foods, (drink) alcohol and (smoke) are all bad for your heart.
12. After (work) all day, I don’t really feel like going out in the evening.

 

1. to travel 2. winning 3. to arrive 4. to have 5. ringing 6. to learn/learning
7. to go 8. to learn to drive 9. swimming / to swim 10. to work, being, doing 11. Eating, drinking, smoking 12. working

Exercise-5
Choose the infinitive or the -ing form.

1. I’m very bad at (to play / playing) the piano.
2. Would you like (to go / going) horse riding with me?
3. I hope (to learn / learning) to play badminton next winter.
4. (To fish / Fishing) helps me to relax.
5. Thank you for (to take / taking) me windsurfing.
6. You can’t expect (to be / being) good at a sport the very first time you try it.
7. Could you teach me how (to play / playing) chess?
8. She really loves (to collect / collecting) stamps.
9. I can’t live without (to listen / listening) to music.
10. (To parachute / Parachuting) can be quite dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.
11. I’m good at (to waterski / waterskiing), but my husband can’t do it at all.
1. playing 2. to go 3. to learn 4. Fishing 5. taking 6. to be
7. to play 8. collecting/to collect 9. listening 10. Parachuting 11 .water skiing
Verbs As Complements Quiz -2

Choose the infinitive or the -ing form.

I’m very bad at ——– the piano.

a) to play
b) playing

Answer : b) playing
I’m very bad at playing the piano.

Would you like ——— horse riding with me?

a) to go
b) going

Answer : a) to go
Would you like to go horse riding with me?

I hope ——— to play badminton next winter.

a) to learn
b) learning

Answer : a) to learn
I hope to learn to play badminton next winter.

——– helps me to relax.

a) To fish
b) Fishing

Answer : b) Fishing
Fishing helps me to relax.

Thank you for ——– me windsurfing.

a) to take
b) taking

Answer : b) taking
Thank you for taking me windsurfing.

You can’t expect ——— good at a sport the very first time you try it.

a) to be
b) being

Answer : a) to be
You can’t expect to be good at a sport the very first time you try it.

Could you teach me how ——– chess?

a) to play
b) playing

Answer : a) to play
Could you teach me how to play chess?

She really loves ——– stamps.

a) to collect
b) collecting

Answer : b) collecting

She really loves collecting stamps.

I can’t live without ——– to music.

a) to listen
b) listening

Answer : b) listening
I can’t live without listening to music.

——– can be quite dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.

a) To parachute
b) Parachuting

Answer : b) Parachuting
Parachuting can be quite dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.

I’m good at ——— but my husband can’t do it at all.

a) to waterski
b) waterskiing

Answer : b) water skiing
I’m good at waterskiing but my husband can’t do it at all.

Verbs As Complements

Verbs Complementation Quize-1

Fill in the blanks

Why are you —————- me like that?

a) looking
b) look at
c) looking at

Answer : c) looking at

Why are you looking at me like that?

I would like you to —————- this story.

a) listen
b) listen to
c) hear to

Answer : b) listen to

I would like you to listen to this story.

Let’s —————- your plans.

a) talk
b) talk about
c) Either could be used here

Answer : b) talk about

Let’s talk about your plans.

Let’s —————-. your plans.

a) discuss
b) discuss about
c) Either could be used here

Answer : a) discuss

Let’s discuss your plans.

She —————-.. the station last night.

a) arrived
b) arrived at
c) arrived one.

Answer : b) arrived at

She arrived at the station last night.

I enjoy —————-. cards.

a) playing
b) to play
c) to playing
d) play

Answer : a) playing

I enjoy playing cards.

I suggest —————-. an attorney.

a) you to consult
b) that you consult
c) to consult
d) that you to consult

Answer : b) that you consult

I suggest that you see an attorney.

The police believe —————- to be dangerous.

a) he
b) him

Answer : b) him

The police believe him to be dangerous.

I would like you to explain —————-

a) us your decision
b) your decision to us
c) your decision us

Answer : b) your decision to us

I would like you to explain your decision to us.

Can you suggest —————-?

a) me a good cardiologist
b) a good cardiologist to me

Answer :b) a good cardiologist to me

Can you suggest a good cardiologist to me?

Please describe —————-

a) us your new job
b) your new job us
c) your new job to us

Answer : c) your new job to us

Please describe your new job to us.

He fell —————-.

a) the ladder off
b) off the ladder

Answer : a) the ladder off

He fell off the ladder.

Different kinds of verbs can be followed by different kinds of words and structures. Sometimes, this is a matter of meaning. Sometimes it is a matter of grammatical rules.
Answers:
Why are you looking at me like that?
I would like you to listen to this story.
Let’s talk about your plans.
Let’s discuss your plans.
She arrived at the station last night.
I enjoy playing cards.
I suggest that you see an attorney.
The police believe him to be dangerous.
I would like you to explain your decision to us.
Can you suggest a good cardiologist to me?
Please describe your new job to us.
He fell off the ladder.

Verbs As Complements

Verbs As Complements

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