Complete each sentence.
Complete each sentence with one of the following verbs by changing it into a gerund. The first sentence has been completed for you.


He tried to avoid answering my questions.



Could you please stop ___ so much noise?



I considered ___ for the job, but in the end I decided against it.



Shall we paint the kitchen next weekend instead of this weekend?
She we postpone ___ until next weekend?



I enjoy ___ to music.



Have you finished ___ the newspaper yet?



We need to change our routine. We can’t go on ___ like this.



I don’t mind you ___ the phone as long as you pay for all your calls.



My memory is getting worse. I keep ___ things.



I’ve put off ___ the letter so many times. I really must do it today.



What a stupid thing to do! Can you imagine anybody ___ so stupid?



I’ve given up ___ to lose weight -- it’s impossible.



If you invest your money on the stock market, you risk ___ it.

Complete the sentences so that they mean the same as the first sentence. Use -ing. The first sentence has been completed for you.


I can do what I want and you can’t stop me.
You can’t stop me doing what I want.



It’s not a good idea to travel during the rush hour.



Could you turn the radio down, please?
Would you mind ___, please?



Please don’t interrupt me all the time.
Would you mind ___, please?

Complete the sentences for each situation using -ing.


Man: “What shall we do?”
Woman: “We could go to the zoo.”

She suggested going to the zoo.



Man: “Do you want to play tennis?”
Woman: “No, not really.”
He didn’t fancy ___.



Man: “You were driving too fast.”
Woman: “Yes, it’s true. Sorry!”
She admitted ___.



Man: “Why don’t we go for a swim?”
Woman” “Good idea!”
He suggested ___.



Woman: “You broke the CD player.”
Man” No, I didn’t.”
He denied ___.



Man: “Can you wait a few minutes?”
Woman: “Sure, no problem.”
She didn’t mind ___.


Check Your Work     Start Over