Nonfinite Verbs Worksheet

Nonfinite Verbs Worksheet

(i) Identifying Participles Worksheet

Instructions: Read each sentence carefully. Identify the participle and determine whether it is a present, past, or perfect participle.

  1. The barking dog chased the mailman down the street.
  2. Broken by the accident, the vase lay shattered on the floor.
  3. The excited children eagerly awaited the magician's arrival.
  4. The frozen lake provided a perfect surface for ice skating.
  5. The singing birds greeted the morning with their beautiful melodies.
  6. Running late for the meeting, Sarah hastily grabbed her keys and dashed out the door.
  7. Confused by the complex instructions, the students asked for clarification.
  8. The burned toast set off the smoke alarm in the kitchen.
  9. Having traveled around the world, Maria had many fascinating stories to share.
  10. The howling wind rattled the windows of the old house.
  11. Studying hard, Maria prepared for her upcoming exams.
  12. The rustling leaves signaled the arrival of autumn.
  13. Lost in thought, he walked aimlessly down the street.
  14. The painted fence brightened up the backyard.
  15. Having arrived early, they decided to explore the area before the event started.
  16. The cracked vase lay shattered on the floor.
  17. Glowing with pride, she accepted the award.
  18. Bitten by mosquitoes, Sarah's arms were covered in red welts.
  19. Broken by the fall, his glasses needed immediate repair.
  20. Whispering secrets, the children huddled together in the corner.
  21. Having finished his chores, Jack went outside to play.
  22. Tangled in the branches, the kite wouldn't fly properly.
  23. The fading sunlight cast long shadows across the field.
  24. Caught in the rain, they sought shelter under a nearby tree.
  25. Running late, she hurried to catch the bus.
  26. Burning with curiosity, he eagerly opened the mysterious package.
  27. The crumbling ruins of the old castle attracted many tourists.
  28. Jumping for joy, the children celebrated their victory.
  29. Finished with his meal, John pushed his plate away.
  30. I don't like to see singing birds in cages.
  31. The sun having set, we went home.
  32. He bought some rotten fish.
  33. Don't jump from a running train.
  34. The broken bottles were lying in the street.
  35. I went out having forgotten him.
  36. The wounded man was sent to hospital.
  37. The gentleman died leaving four sons behind.
  38. A burnt child dreads the fire.
  39. The teacher told us an amusing story.
  40. The boy came running out of the home
  41. I saw the boy coming.
  42. I saw the man walking down the street.
  43. He is a retired government officer.
  44. The hero was welcomed home by cheering crowds.

(ii) Identifying Gerunds Worksheet

Instructions: Read each sentence carefully. Identify the gerund and state whether it is used as a Subject, Object, Complement, or after a preposition.

  1.  Mr. Ahmed likes gardening.
  2. We spend the afternoon in playing cards.
  3. The miser spends his time in making money.
  4. Swimming is a good exercise.
  5. Habib is fond of swimming but Hasan prefers dancing.
  6. Rahim doesn't like singing very much.
  7. He likes reading poetry.
  8.  He was punished for telling a lie. 
  9. By eating a balanced diet one can keep fit.
  10. By reading book you can make good result.
  11. I like swimming very much.
  12. Every Friday afternoon we have singing.
  13. You will only succeed by trying hard.
  14. I have seen him riding on a horse.
  15. Jolly loves playing with dolls.
  16. Swimming is my favorite activity during the summer.
  17. She enjoys reading novels in her free time.
  18. Playing basketball helps improve my coordination.
  19. His passion is singing in the choir every Sunday.
  20. I look forward to meeting you at the event.
  21. She is interested in learning new languages.
  22. My hobby is painting landscapes in my spare time.
  23. They spent the afternoon hiking in the mountains.
  24. Cooking delicious meals is her specialty.
  25. We talked about visiting Europe next summer.
  26. Her dream is traveling around the world.
  27. He apologized for forgetting your birthday.
  28. She is afraid of swimming in deep water.
  29. Reading is an essential skill for academic success.
  30. I enjoy writing poems in my spare time.
  31. Her favorite activity is dancing with her friends.
  32. She suggested going for a walk in the park.
  33. My goal is achieving success in my career.
  34. They enjoyed listening to music while driving.

(iii) Rewriting Sentences with Present Participle Worksheet

Instructions: Rewrite the following sentences using present participle.

  1. Maria sang a beautiful song while she played the guitar.
  2. Sarah laughed heartily at the comedian's jokes during the show.
  3. Tom ran quickly to catch the bus before it left the stop.
  4. The children danced joyfully at the school's annual talent show.
  5. Jack studied diligently for his upcoming exams late into the night.
  6. The flowers bloomed brightly in the garden under the warm sun.
  7. Maria cooked a delicious meal for her family during the holiday.
  8. Sarah smiled warmly as she greeted her friends at the party.
  9. Tom jumped excitedly when he heard the news of his promotion.
  10. The students listened attentively as the teacher explained the lesson.
  11. Tom smiled warmly at his grandmother while helping her with chores.
  12. The children played happily in the park until it started to rain.
  13. The birds chirped cheerfully in the trees as the sun rose in the sky.
  14. Jack listened intently to the music playing softly in the background.
  15. Maria watched attentively as the chef prepared her meal in the restaurant.
  16. People who wait for a train usually go to the nearby tea shop.
  17. The road which has been repaired by the villagers is very useful to them
  18. A letter which orders some books has been sent.
  19. The land which was purchased by Mr. Hasan is very costly.
  20. The program which was announced earlier has been changed.
  21. The jute that grows in Bangladesh is the best in quality.
  22. People who are waiting for the train may buy tickets now.
  23. The law that was formed to check corruption is of no use now.
  24. The water that flows through the pipe is dirty.
  25. The village women who work together usually gossip.
  26. The goats which were sacrificed on the occasion of Eid-ul Azha were healthy.
  27. Ladies who wear showy dresses draw the attention of others.
  28. The pictures which are drawn on the wall do not attract me. 

(iv) Rewriting Sentences with Past Participle Worksheet

Instructions: Rewrite the following sentences by changing the passive verb into past participle. Write the revised sentence in the space provided.

  1. The report will be reviewed by the manager before it is submitted to the board.
  2. The letter has been written by Sarah, and it is ready to be mailed.
  3. The assignment has been completed by the students, and it is ready to be submitted.
  4. The project was managed by Jack, and it was completed ahead of schedule.
  5. The document has been printed by the secretary, and it is waiting to be signed.

(v) Combining Sentences with Present Participle Worksheet

Instructions: Combine the following pairs of sentences by using present participle. Write the combined sentence in the space provided.

  1. Maria finished her homework. She went out to play with her friends.
  2. Sarah arrived at the party. She greeted her friends with a smile.
  3. Tom completed his chores. He sat down to watch TV.
  4. The children finished their dinner. They ran outside to play.
  5. The rain poured down heavily. We took shelter under the awning.
  6. Jack woke up early. He went for a jog in the park.
  7. The dog barked loudly. It chased the cat up a tree.
  8. The flowers bloomed in the garden. The bees buzzed around them.
  9. Maria baked cookies in the kitchen. The delicious aroma filled the house.
  10. The baby cried loudly. Her mother comforted her with a hug.
  11. Sarah finished her work. She went home for the day.
  12. Tom completed his assignment. He submitted it to the teacher.
  13. The sun set behind the mountains. The sky turned shades of orange and pink.
  14. The children played in the park. They laughed and shouted with joy.
  15. The cat meowed at the door. It wanted to be let inside.
  16. Maria read a book in the garden. She enjoyed the warm sunshine.
  17. Jack finished his dinner. He washed the dishes in the sink.
  18. The fire crackled in the fireplace. We sat around it, feeling warm and cozy.
  19. He finished the work. He submitted the bill. 
  20. I answered. I thanked her.
  21. We stand in front of the graves. We bow down our heads in respects. 
  22. Mr. Ahmed is a doctor. He works in the Middle East.
  23. I looked at the fading flower. I was sad.
  24. She read my letter. She wrote to me in reply.
  25. The weather was very cold. They could not go to school.
  26. I saw a girl. She was carrying water.
  27. The guests stood still. They listened to the song. 
  28. They saw a drunken man. He was lying on the floor.
  29. The man closed the door. He went back to work. 
  30. The teacher told us a story. It was interesting.
  31. I saw the man. He was walking down the street.
  32. I watched the train. It was leaving the station.
  33. The boys saw a snake. They ran away in fear.

(vi) Combining Sentences with Past Participle Worksheet

Instructions: Combine the following pairs of sentences by using past participle. Write the combined sentence in the space provided.

  1. The cake was baked in the oven. It smelled delicious.
  2. The book was written by a famous author. It became a bestseller.
  3. The house was cleaned yesterday. It sparkled with freshness.
  4. The car was parked in the garage. It was safe from the hailstorm.
  5. The cat was fed by the owner. It purred contentedly.
  6. The letter was sent last week. It contained important information.
  7. The cookies were baked in the oven. They smelled irresistible.
  8. The project was completed on time. It impressed the clients.
  9. The tree was pruned. Its branches looked neat and tidy.
  10. The puzzle was solved by us. It revealed a hidden message.
  11. The cake was eaten quickly. It was everyone's favorite flavor.
  12. The picture was painted by an artist. It hung on the gallery wall.
  13. The house was decorated for the holidays. It looked festive.
  14. The window was cleaned. It sparkled in the sunlight.
  15. The homework was completed. It was handed in to the teacher.
  16. The room was rearranged. It felt more spacious.

(vii) Joining Sentences with Present and Past Participles Worksheet

Instructions: Join the following pairs of sentences using present participle or past participle. Write the combined sentence in the space provided.

  1. Maria finishes her homework. She goes out to play with her friends.
  2. Sarah arrives at the party. She greets her friends with a smile.
  3. Tom completes his chores. He sits down to watch TV.
  4. The children finish their dinner. They run outside to play.
  5. Jack wakes up early. He goes for a jog in the park.
  6. The dog barks loudly. It chases the cat up a tree.
  7. The flowers bloom in the garden. The bees buzz around them.
  8. Sarah finishes her work. She goes home for the day.
  9. Tom completes his assignment. He submits it to the teacher.
  10. The sun sets behind the mountains. The sky turns shades of orange and pink.
  11. The children play in the park. They laugh and shout with joy.
  12. The cat meows at the door. It wants to be let inside.
  13. The girl heard the news. She fainted.
  14. I saw the boy. He was reading a book.
  15. The thief was caught by the police. He was sent to jail.
  16. I pulled the brake. I stopped the car.
  17. He entered the room. He lighted the candle. 
  18. The lecture was delivered by the headmaster. It charmed us all.
  19. They found a man on the street. He was sleeping.
  20. The building was painted white. It looked beautiful.
  21. The poor boy finished his cry. He fell asleep
  22. The book was published in 1885. It is being revised. 
  23. The boy ate rice. He started for school.
  24. He sat on a chair. He was reading a book.
  25. He had eaten his meal. He went to bed.
  26. The book is written by our English teacher. The book is very useful to us.
  27. The car was bought by Mr. Rahman. It is not running well.
  28. I had missed the train. I hurried to the station.
  29. The girl pulled down her hair. She let it fall to her knee.
  30. The money was sent by my father. It was insufficient.
  31. The house was built by my grandfather. It grew old.
  32. They had seen the scenery. They were delighted.

(viii)  Complete the following sentences by using present participle/ past participle.

  1. The daffodils—in the morning wither away before noon. (bloom)
  2. The girl—in the party has a chance to get the first prize. (sing)
  3. The advertisement—on the notice board is now missing. (display)
  4. People—a hospital in the locality have applied. (need)
  5. The teachers—in our school are qualified. (teach)
  6. The solar cooker —in the 1970's in Bangladesh has earned much popularity. (make)
  7. The letter—by him is lengthy. (write)
  8. The letters—by the Headmaster were sent to the guardians. (sign)
  9. The school building —white looks beautiful. (paint)
  10. The farmers—in the fields are not well off. (work)

(ix)  Re-write the following sentences using an 'infinitive' 

  1. (Swimming) is a good exercise.
  2. He likes (reading) poetry.
  3. I am glad hearing his voice.
  4. He prospered (working) hard.
  5. I allowed him (opening) the box.
  6. He was heard singing.
  7. Father bought a shirt for presenting me.
  8. The boys laughed when they saw the clown.
  9. I am going to the mosque for saying my prayer.
  10. He came here for taking the money. 
  11. Truthfulness is something more difficult than (winning) a battle.
  12. Mr. Amin asked if he could see the headmaster.
  13. I was very sorry when I heard you had an accident.
  14. I like a walk along the sea shore.
  15. The ship wrecked sailors were overjoyed at the sight of land.

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

  1. I enjoy ----------(to play/playing) tennis. 
  2. Stop ---------- (to talk/talking) nonsense. 
  3. He decided ---------- (helping/to help) me. 
  4. I expect ---------- (to get/getting) the prize. 
  5. He will finish  ---------- (writing/to write) the book soon. 
  6. He promised  ---------- (coming/to come) here. 
  7. I always avoid ---------- (to lend/lending) money. 
  8. They want  ---------- (digging/to dig) a well. 
  9. Would you mind ---------- (to ring/ringing) the bell? 
  10. He refused  ---------- (obeying/to obey) my order. 
  11. He started  ---------- (to like/liking) everything in the village. 
  12. I cannot help ----------(to do/doing) it. 
  13. He became used to ---------- (to work/working) in a noisy place. 
  14. I don't mind ---------- (to have/having) some asparagus. 
  15. I can't help  ---------- (listening/to listen) to them. 
  16. Today I simply don't enjoy ---------- (to look/looking) at it. 
  17. I am not sure that  ---------- (having/to have) the illusion is worth at the price. 
  18. The farmers---------- (working/to work) in the fields are not well off. 
  19. ----------(considering/to consider) his age, we pardon him this time. 
  20. Rain---------- (fall) on the roof makes a noise. 

(xi) Use the right form of the verbs given in the brackets:

  1. He kept me ----- (wait) at the door. 
  2. Newton observed an apple  ---------- (to fall) on the ground.
  3. If the bridge had broken what would  ---------- (to happen) ? 
  4. I have found the book  ---------- (interest)  
  5. I feel a little  ---------- (to humiliate).
  6. Della, ---------- (to be) slender, had mastered the art. 
  7. The children came ---------- (to run) to meet us.
  8. The sun ---------- (set), they went home. 
  9. I found a ---------- (break) chair in the room. 
  10. Linda is interested in ---------- (open) a shop.
  11. Nina had a new frock ----- (make).  
  12. The poor man appears  ---------- (to see) better days. 
  13. I was too young  ---------- (to learn) to say 'no' to a woman.
  14. We shall have the house  ---------- (to paint).
  15. I saw him  ---------- (to go) up over the hill. 
  16. I could hear Pat  ---------- (to hunt) for me.
  17. The old sailor watched the people ---------- (walk) past him. 
  18. He came up to us ---------- (bear) a large basket full of huge peaches.
  19. His father doesn't approve of his ---------- (go) to Europe.
  20. We are eager ---------- (return) to school after corona. 
  21. The girl had her hair  ----- (cut).  
  22. He bade his followers  ---------- (to leave) the place. 
  23. The gardener keeps the plan  ---------- (water)
  24. Flies  ---------- (to carry) germs of diseases, settle on the exposed food  and contaminate. 
  25. I have a boy  ---------- (to come) from the orphanage.
  26. I found him ---------- (to sit) under a tree. 
  27. I went back to work, ---------- (close) the door.
  28. I watched him ---------- (go) in silence up the hill.
  29. Ricky pretended ---------- (be) sick yesterday.
  30. Henry shouldn't risk ---------- (drive) so fast.
  31. The ----------(frighten) hostages only wanted to be left alone.
  32. Hashem intended  ---------- (to help) his friend. 
  33. I watched the abandoned woman  ---------- (to thrust) down her throat in large mouthfuls. 
  34. I caught him  ---------- (steal) apples.
  35. The old sailor saw his companions  ---------- (to fall) down dead. 
  36. One should always get up from a meal  ---------- (to feel) one could eat a little more. 
  37. He saw the waiter ---------- (come) with a basket full of peaches. 
  38. The teacher decided ---------- (to accept) the paper. 
  39. They have no intention of ---------- (leave) home now.
  40. We are not ready ---------- (stop) this research at this time. 
  41. He got the book ----- (print).
  42. If you had brought me here yesterday, I might  ---------- (to feel) differently. 
  43. He could not make his voice  ---------- (to bear).
  44. Many a happy hour she had spent (to plan) for something nice for him. 
  45. The human mind scatters its interests as though ---------- (make) of thistle-down.
  46. They appreciate ---------- (have) this information.
  47. The poet refused ---------- (accept) silver coins.
  48. Helen was anxious ---------- (tell) her family about her promotion.
  49. She is looking forward to ---------- (return) to her country.
  50. Henry returned home after ---------- (finish) the class.
  51. We saw the man -----the room. (leave) 
  52. I have never heard French  ----- (speak) 
  53. Can you smell something -----? (burn) 
  54. I felt a hand  ---------- (to touch) my pocket. 
  55. Shall I help you  ---------- (to carry) the bag? 
  56. I wished  ---------- (to finish) the work in time but I could not. 
  57. If I had seen him I could  ---------- (to give) him the news. 
  58. I watched him  ---------- (to go) in silence up the hill.
  59. At four he  ---------- (look) the same as now.
  60. We watched the train  ---------- (steam) past. 
  61. Please start the clock  ---------- (to go).
  62. My mind was busy  ---------- (to make) pictures of her. 
  63. I found them all  ---------- (to live) in a cabin. 
  64. The old sailor went away ---------- (to leave) the marriage guest alone. 
  65. The old sailor saw a ship ---------- (to come) towards them. 
  66. The old sailor was watching the water-snakes ---------- (swim) round the ship. 
  67. We found it very difficult ---------- (reach) a decision. 
  68. John hopes ---------- (finish) his thesis this year.
  69. They agreed ---------- (leave) early.
  70. There is no excuse for ---------- (leave) the room in this condition.

(xii) Correct the following:

  1. Standing on the hill, a charming sight was seen. 
  2. Being a rainy day, I stayed at home. 
  3. I enjoy reading of good books. 
  4. What do you think of me learning shorthand ? 
  5. My house can be seen going the riverside. 
  6. Please excuse me leaving early. 
  7. I insist on him going there. 
  8. I do not like children playing here. 
  9. He prevented me to go. 
  10. I am tired to hear the story. 
  11. I could not attend school due to illness. 
  12. Being a fine day, the party set out.
  13. I saw a mango tree walking along the road.