Infinitives Exercises

Infinitives is an important topic in English Grammar. Infinitives are included in the grammar syllabus at a stage when students have developed a proper understanding of the chapter verbs. Many students often get confused with questions involving infinitives and, as a result, end up doing them wrong. With the help of the following exercises, students will develop a basic understanding of infinitives.

BYJU’S has designed the following exercises keeping in mind the different understanding abilities of students. The exercises are appropriate for students of all classes as well as different boards. These exercises are free, so students can easily download them and practise them whenever they want.

Infinitives Exercises with Answers

If you are worried about whether the answers that you’ve written in the exercises are right or not, BYJU’S is here to help you. BYJU’S has designed exercises with answers so that students can check their answers once they have completed the exercises. So let’s take a look at the following exercises and see how many you can get right.

Fill in the Blanks

Read the following options and choose the correct form of the infinitive verb from the given options.

  1. Sruti will be ready ____ her idea about the project to the manager. (presenting)
  2. Tina was happy ____ the examination cut-off. (clearing)
  3. Yuvraj was unfit ____ in the match. (playing)
  4. The little boy was terrified ____ into the river. (jumping)
  5. The convict was reluctant _____ the truth. (speaking)
  6. The poor man didn’t have money _____ food. (buying)
  7. Prem didn’t continue ____ for a long time. (work)
  8. The mechanic has managed ____ my laptop. (fix)
  9. There was nothing for him ____ for. (fighting)
  10. The doctor said there’s nothing ____ about the patient’s health. (worry)
  11. Amy has come ____ Penny. (meeting)
  12. I am sorry ____ about your loss. (hearing)
  13. The college has agreed ____ the final examination. (postponing)
  14. Please remember ____ vegetables and fruits from the market. (buying)
  15. Don’t forget _____ the documents. (signing)

Answers –

  1. Sruti will be ready to present her idea about the project to the manager. (presenting)
  2. Tina was happy to clear the examination cut-off. (clearing)
  3. Yuvraj was unfit to play in the match. (playing)
  4. The little boy was terrified to jump into the river. (jumping)
  5. The convict was reluctant to speak the truth. (speaking)
  6. The poor man didn’t have money to buy food. (buying)
  7. Prem didn’t continue to work for a long time. (work)
  8. The mechanic has managed to fix my laptop. (fix)
  9. There was nothing for him to fight for. (fighting)
  10. The doctor said there’s nothing to worry about the patient’s health. (worry)
  11. Amy has come to meet Penny. (meeting)
  12. I am sorry to hear about your loss. (hearing)
  13. The college has agreed to postpone the final examination. (postponing)
  14. Please remember to buy vegetables and fruits from the market. (buying)
  15. Don’t forget to sign the documents. (signing)

Join with Infinitives.

Read the following sentences and join them with infinitives.

  1. Every class has a class teacher. She takes care of all the students.
  2. Tia collects old coins. It is her hobby.
  3. Ritu went to France. She wanted to see the Eiffel Tower.
  4. Arjun got into bakery classes. He wanted to learn baking.
  5. Prerna has a family. She has to take care of them.
  6. Yusuf wants to clear the exam. He works diligently for it.
  7. I am very tired. I can’t come to the party.
  8. Raj went to Amritsar. He wanted to visit the Golden Temple.
  9. I speak the truth. I am not afraid of it.
  10. The board had a meeting. They wished to discuss the policies.

Answers –

  1. Every class has a class teacher to take care of all the students.
  2. It is Tiya’s hobby to collect old coins.
  3. Ritu went to France to see the Eiffel Tower.
  4. Arjun got into bakery classes to learn baking.
  5. Prerna has a family to take care of.
  6. Yusuf works diligently to clear the exam.
  7. I am too tired to come to the party.
  8. Raj went to Amritsar to visit the Golden Temple.
  9. I am not afraid to speak the truth.
  10. The board had a meeting to discuss the policies.

These exercises will solve your worries about How to Learn English. You can easily solve these exercises and check your answers from the given solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are infinitives?

The infinitive is the base form of a verb which is often followed by ‘to’.

Why should one practise infinitive exercises?

Students will have a clear understanding of infinitives if they practise the exercises provided by BYJU’S. These exercises are free for students.

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