Nov 20, 2016

UNIT 55 • Verb + ~ing or to... (1) (remember / regret etc.)

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  • Put the verb into the correct form, ‘~ing’ or ‘to …’. Sometimes either form is possible.
    • They denied  . . . 
      stealing
      the money.
      • to steal
      • stealing
      • steal

    • I don’t enjoy  . . . 
      driving
      very much.
      • to drive
      • driving
      • drive

    • I don’t want  . . . 
      to go
      out tonight. I’m too tired.
      • to go
      • going
      • go

    • I can’t afford  . . . 
      to go
      out tonight. I haven’t got enough money.
      • to go
      • going
      • go

    • Has it stopped  . . . 
      raining
      yet?
      • to rain
      • raining
      • rain

    • Can you remind me  . . . 
      to buy
      some coffee when we go out?
      • to buy
      • buying
      • buy

    • Why do you keep  . . . 
      asking
      me questions? Can’t you leave me alone?
      • to ask
      • asking
      • ask

    • Please stop  . . . 
      asking
      me questions!
      • to ask
      • asking
      • ask

    • I refuse  . . . 
      to answer
      any more questions.
      • to answer
      • answering
      • answer

    • One of the boys admitted  . . . 
      breaking
      the window.
      • to break
      • breaking
      • break

    • The boy’s father promised  . . . 
      to pay
      for the window to be repaired.
      • to pay
      • paying
      • pay

    • Ann was having dinner when the phone rang. She didn’t answer the phone; she just carried on  . . . 
      eating
      .
      • to eat
      • eating
      • eat

    • ‘How did the thief get into the house?’ ~ ‘I forgot  . . . 
      to shut
      the window.’
      • to shut
      • shutting
      • shut

    • I’ve enjoyed  . . . 
      meeting
      you. I hope  . . . 
      to see
      you again soon.
      • to meetto see
      • meetingseeing
      • meetsee

    • The baby began  . . . 
      crying
      in the middle of the night.
      • to cry
      • crying
      • cry

    • Julia has been ill but now she’s beginning  . . . 
      to get
      better.
      • to get
      • getting
      • get

  • Here is some information about Tom when he was a child. He can still remember some facts from his childhood but he can’t remember the other. Write sentences beginning ‘He can remember …’ or ‘He can’t remember …’.
    • He was in hospital when he was four.
      He can

      • He went to Paris when he was eight.
        He can

        • Once he fell into a river.
          He can’t

          • He cried on his first day at school.
            He can

            • He said he wanted to be a doctor.
              He can’t
              or
              He can’t

              • Once he was bitten by a dog.
                He can’t

              • Complete these sentences with a suitable verb in the correct form, ‘~ing’ or ‘to …’.
                • Please remember  . . . 
                  to lock
                  the door when you go out.
                  • to lock
                  • locking
                  • lock

                • A: You lent me some money a few months ago.
                  B: Did I? Are you sure? I don’t remember  . . . 
                  lending
                  you any money.
                  • to lend
                  • lending
                  • lend

                • A: Did you remember  . . . 
                  to phone
                  your sister?
                  B: Oh no, I completely forgot. I’ll phone her tomorrow.
                  • to phone
                  • phoning
                  • phone

                • When you see Mandy, remember  . . . 
                  to give
                  her my regards, won’t you?
                  • to give
                  • giving
                  • give

                • Someone must have taken my bag. I clearly remember  . . . 
                  leaving
                  it by the window and now it has gone.
                  • to leave
                  • leaving
                  • leave

                • I believe that what I said was fair. I don’t regret  . . . 
                  saying
                  it.
                  • to say
                  • saying
                  • say

                • (After a driving test) I regret  . . . 
                  to tell
                  you that you have failed the test.
                  • to tell
                  • telling
                  • tell

                • Keith joined the company 15 years ago. He was quickly promoted and became assistant manager after two years. A few years later he went on  . . . 
                  to become
                  manager of the company.
                  • to become
                  • becoming
                  • become

                • I can’t go on  . . . 
                  working
                  here any more. I want a different job.
                  • to work
                  • working
                  • work

                • When I came into the room, Liz was reading a newspaper. She looked up and said hello to me, and then went on  . . . 
                  reading
                  her newspaper.
                  • to read
                  • reading
                  • read

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