Infinitives Worksheets


1. Re-write the following sentences using an 'infinitive'.

(a) Truthfulness is something more difficult than winning a battle.

(b) Mr. Amin asked if he could see the headmaster.

(c) Father bought a shirt for presenting me.

(d) I like a walk along the seashore.

(e) He likes reading poetry.

(f) I allowed him opening the box.

(g) I was very sorry when I heard you had an accident.

(h) He likes the sight of people enjoying themselves. 

(i) The shipwrecked sailors were overjoyed at the sight of land.

(j) Swimming is a good exercise.

2. Re-write the following sentences using an 'infinitive'.

(a) I am glad hearing his voice.

(b) He prospered working hard.

(c) He was heard singing.

(d) The boys laughed when they saw the clown.

(e) I am going to the mosque for saying my prayer.

(f) He came here for taking the money. 

(g) Muslims go to the mosque for prayers.

(h) I work hard all day long for a good result.

3. Complete the following sentences using 'In order to + Verb'.

(a) We live in houses ----------.  

(b) You need a separate room ----------. 

(c) We often travel by bus ----------. 

(d) Eat a balanced diet  ----------. 

(e) Everyone has to work seriously  ----------. 

(f) All the players have to play well ----------. 

(g) Ethnic people build their houses on high platforms ----------. 

(h) We drink milk ----------. 

(i) He goes to the library ----------.  

(j) People go to market  ----------. 

4. Complete the following sentences using 'Have To+V' :

(a) If you want to keep in good health----------

(b) If you want to prevent diarrhoea----------.

(c) In order to enjoy good mental health----------.

(d) If you want to work properly you----------

(e) You---------- when you are seriously ill.

(f) ---------- when the doctor asks you to go.

(g) When there are not enough doctors you----------.

(h) When the conditions in a village are unhealthy you----------

(i) You----------because prevention is better than cure.

(j) We----------because clean water helps us digest food.

5. Correct the following:

(a) The thief was let to go. 

(b) He came for seeing me. 

(c) Give him a chair to sit. 

(d) He made me to do the sum. 

(e) You need not to write it now. 

(f) The girl knows to dance. 

(g) He did nothing but to laugh. 

(h) I thought to have read the book.

(i) I heard him to sing a song. 

(j) We saw the lightning to flash. 

6. Correct the following:

(a) I bade my brother to go to market. 

(b) You had better to call him loudly. 

(c) This is a room to sleep. 

(d) He appears to suffer from illness.

(e) He felt a hand to touch his pocket. 


7. Re-write the following sentences using preparatory 'It' : 

(a) To steal is wrong. 

(b) To say that is silly. 

(c) To meet you is pleasant. 

(d) To cross that bridge is not safe.  

(e) To waste money is foolish. 

(f) To live without air is impossible. 

(g) To play with fire is dangerous 

(h) To call people names is not polite. 

(i) To read your writing is difficult. 

(j) To go by has would be best

8. Two verb forms are given in brackets against each sentence. Put the correct verb form in the blank:

(a) He will finish  ---------- (writing/to write) the book soon. 

(b) Would you mind ---------- (to ring/ringing) the bell? 

(c) He became used to ----------(to work/working) in a noisy place. 

(d) I don't mind ---------- (to read/reading) about the ends of the earth in fiction. 

(e) I enjoy ---------- (to play/playing) tennis. 

(f) He decided ---------- (helping/to help) me. 

(g) He promised  ---------- (coming/to come) here. 

(h) They want  ---------- (digging/to dig) a well. 

(i) He refused  ---------- (obeying/to obey) my order. 

(j) I cannot help ---------- (to do/doing) it. 

9. Two verb forms are given in brackets against each sentence. Put the correct verb form in the blank:

(a) I don't mind ---------- (to have/having) some asparagus. 

(b) Today I simply don't enjoy ---------- (to look/looking) at it. 

(c) I can't help ----------(listening/to listen)  to them. 

(d) Stop ---------- (to talk/talking) nonsense. 

(e) I expect ---------- (to get/getting) the prize. 

(f) I always avoid ----------(to lend/lending) money. 

(g) He started  ----------(to like/liking) everything in the village.