Nonfinite Verbs

Nonfinite verbs worksheets

Participle & Gerund

1. Circle the Present Participle, Past Participle, Gerund and Verbal noun in the following sentences : 

(a) The boy came running out of the home.

(b) I saw the boy coming. 

(c) The broken bottles were lying in the street.

(d) He bought some rotten fish.

(e)  Don't jump from a running train.

(f) The girl came dancing. 

(g) I like riding a bicycle. 

(h) He jumped down from a running train. 

(i) I saw him eating a mango. 

(j) I like drinking warm water. 


2. Circle the Present Participle, Past Participle, Gerund and Verbal noun in the following sentences : 

(a) Hearing the sound of the gun, the police went there. 

(b) The frightened dog ran fast. 

(c) The girl came dancing. 

(d) My sister is fond of drawing pictures. 

(e) The broken dishes lay on the floor.

(f) The making of the plan is in hand. 

(g) He is a known man. 

(h) This is a writing desk. 

(i) The time of the singing of the birds has come. 

(j) I saw a sleeping baby in my sleeping room. 


Gerund & Infinitive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(g) I am not sure that  ---------- (having/to have) the illusion is worth at the price. 

(h) The farmers---------- (working/to work) in the fields are not well off. 

(i) ----------(considering/to consider) his age, we pardon him this time. 

(j) Rain---------- (fall) on the roof makes a noise. 


Participle, Infinitive, Or Gerund

5. Ese the right form of the verbs given in the brackets:

(a) He kept me ----- (wait) at the door. 

(b) Newton observed an apple  ---------- (to fall) on the ground.

(c) If the bridge had broken what would  ---------- (to happen) ? 

(d) I have found the book  ---------- (interest)  

(e) I feel a little  ---------- (to humiliate).

(f) Della, ---------- (to be) slender, had mastered the art. 

(g) The children came ---------- (to run) to meet us.

(h) The sun ---------- (set), they went home. 

(i) I found a ---------- (break) chair in the room. 

(j) Linda is interested in ---------- (open) a shop.


6. Ese the right form of the verbs given in the brackets:

(a) Nina had a new frock ----- (make).  

(b) The poor man appears  ---------- (to see) better days. 

(c) I was too young  ---------- (to learn) to say 'no' to a woman.

(d) We shall have the house  ---------- (to paint).

(e) I saw him  ---------- (to go) up over the hill. 

(f) I could hear Pat  ---------- (to hunt) for me.

(g) The old sailor watched the people ---------- (walk) past him. 

(h) He came up to us ---------- (bear) a large basket full of huge peaches.

(i) His father doesn't approve of his ---------- (go) to Europe.

(j) We are eager ---------- (return) to school after corona. 


7. Ese the right form of the verbs given in the brackets:

(a) The girl had her hair  ----- (cut).  

(b) He bade his followers  ---------- (to leave) the place. 

(c) The gardener keeps the plan  ---------- (water)

(d) Flies  ---------- (to carry) germs of diseases, settle on the exposed food  and contaminate. 

(e) I have a boy  ---------- (to come) from the orphanage.

(f) I found him ---------- (to sit) under a tree. 

(g) I went back to work, ---------- (close) the door.

(h) I watched him ---------- (go) in silence up the hill.

(i) Ricky pretended ---------- (be) sick yesterday.

(j) Henry shouldn't risk ---------- (drive) so fast.


8. Ese the right form of the verbs given in the brackets:

(a) The ----------(frighten) hostages only wanted to be left alone.

(b) Hashem intended  ---------- (to help) his friend. 

(c) I watched the abandoned woman  ---------- (to thrust) down her throat in large mouthfuls. 

(d) I caught him  ---------- (steal) apples.

(e) The old sailor saw his companions  ---------- (to fall) down dead. 

(f) One should always get up from a meal  ---------- (to feel) one could eat a little more. 

(g) He saw the waiter ---------- (come) with a basket full of peaches. 

(h) The teacher decided ---------- (to accept) the paper. 

(i) They have no intention of ---------- (leave) home now.

(j) We are not ready ---------- (stop) this research at this time. 


9. Ese the right form of the verbs given in the brackets:

(a) He got the book ----- (print).

(b) If you had brought me here yesterday, I might  ---------- (to feel) differently. 

(c) He could not make his voice  ---------- (to bear).

(d) Many a happy hour she had spent (to plan) for something nice for him. 

(e) The human mind scatters its interests as though ---------- (make) of thistle-down.

(f) They appreciate ---------- (have) this information.

(g) The poet refused ---------- (accept) silver coins.

(h) Helen was anxious ---------- (tell) her family about her promotion.

(i) She is looking forward to ---------- (return) to her country.

(j) Henry returned home after ---------- (finish) the class.


10. Ese the right form of the verbs given in the brackets:

(a) We saw the man -----the room. (leave) 

(b) I have never heard French  ----- (speak) 

(c) Can you smell something -----? (burn) 

(d) I felt a hand  ---------- (to touch) my pocket. 

(e) Shall I help you  ---------- (to carry) the bag? 

(f) I wished  ---------- (to finish) the work in time but I could not. 

(g) If I had seen him I could  ---------- (to give) him the news. 

(h) I watched him  ---------- (to go) in silence up the hill.

(i) At four he  ---------- (look) the same as now.

(j) We watched the train  ---------- (steam) past  


11. Ese the right form of the verbs given in the brackets:

(a) Please start the clock  ---------- (to go).

(b) My mind was busy  ---------- (to make) pictures of her. 

(c) I found them all  ---------- (to live) in a cabin. 

(d) The old sailor went away ---------- (to leave) the marriage guest alone. 

(e) The old sailor saw a ship ---------- (to come) towards them. 

(f) The old sailor was watching the water-snakes ---------- (swim) round the ship. 

(g) We found it very difficult ---------- (reach) a decision. 

(h) John hopes ---------- (finish) his thesis this year.

(i) They agreed ---------- (leave) early.

(j) There is no excuse for ---------- (leave) the room in this condition.


12. Correct the following:

(i) Standing on the hill, a charming sight was seen. 

(ii) Being a rainy day, I stayed at home. 

(iii) I enjoy reading of good books. 

(iv) What do you think of me learning shorthand ? 

(v) My house can be seen going the riverside. 

(vi) Hoping to hear from you, yours sincerely. 

(vii) Please excuse me leaving early. 

(viii) I insist on him going there. 

(ix) I do not like children playing here. 

(x) He prevented me to go. 

(xi) I am tired to hear the story. 

(xii) I could not attend school due to illness. 

(xiii) Being a fine day, the party set out.

(xiv) I saw a mango tree walking along the road.