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    Put the verb in the correct form: To do, do or doing (1st Grade)
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  • I don't mind ... (look) after the neighbour's cat.
    looking
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  • I refuse ... (have) the neighbour's cat here in my house.
    to have
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  • I was really keen on the idea of ... (learn) ... (speak) Swahili.
    learning; to speak
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  • I'm beginning ... (think) it's a waste of time.
    to think
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  • There appeared ... (be) no one in the house.
    to be
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  • He considered ... (climb) through one of the open windows.
    climbing
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  • He risked ... (attract) undue attention to himself.
    attracting
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  • She decided ... (wait) until dark.
    to wait
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  • Please stop ... (make) so much noise.
    making
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  • I'm trying ... (concentrate), but it's difficult with so much noise.
    to concentrate
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  • I really don't feel like ... (go) out tonight. I'd prefer ... (stay) in and watch a film.
    going; to stay
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  • ... (give) up chocolate is a good idea, but if you intend ... (lose) 10 kilos, you'll have to do more than that!
    giving; to lose
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  • I'm delighted ... (hear) you're coming to the wedding. We're both certainly looking forward to ... (see) you there.
    to hear; seeing
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  • I've been meaning ... (paint) the front door for ages, but I keep ... (forget) ... (buy) the paint.
    to paint; forgetting; to buy
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  • We'd really like ... (live) in the centre, but it's virtually impossible ... (find) a flat there at a price we can afford ... (pay)
    to live; to find; to pay
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  • I left school when I was 16 ... (work) in my father's firm, but now I regret not ... (go) to university.
    to work; going
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  • I couldn't help ... (laugh) when she started ... (sing)
    laughing; singing/to sing
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  • Amy didn't deserve ... (lose) the match, because she's much better at ... (play) than her opponent.
    to lose; playing
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  • Celebrities wear dark glasses to prevent people ... (recognize) them.
    recognizing / from recognizing
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  • He obviously didn't mean ... (shoot) himself in the foot.
    to shoot
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  • I can't stand ... (be) ill.
    being
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  • When I suggested ... (go) skiing at the weekend she was extremely enthusiastic and we arranged ... (meet) on Saturday morning.
    going; to meet
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  • I can't help ... (smile) when I see my dad playing tennis. He still hasn't learnt ... (hit) the ball properly.
    smiling; to hit
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  • Paul seems ... (enjoy) playing golf. He's even considering ... (buy) his own set of clubs.
    to enjoy; buying
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  • They've promised ... (take) me windsurfing as soon as I've finished ... (study).
    to take; studying
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  • At first my parents refused ... (let) me ... (go) to karate lessons, but I kept ... (ask) and eventually they agreed,
    to let; go; asking
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  • I only stopped ... (have) a rest once during the whole marathon.
    to have
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  • Remember ... (drink) water before the race.
    to drink
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  • I'd better ... (go) - it's late. I'd rather ... (stay) here, though.
    go; stay
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  • ... (read) in the car makes me feel sick.
    reading
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  • I find ... (shop) for clothes really boring.
    shopping
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  • I'm not very good at ... (make) things.
    making
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  • Peter suggested ... (go) for a picnic.
    going
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  • I'm learning English ... (help) me ... (get) a better job.
    to help; get/to get
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  • I was surprised ... (hear) she'd failed her exam.
    to hear
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  • Have you finished ... (clean) the room?
    cleaning
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  • He promised not ... (tell) anyone what she'd said.
    to tell
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  • My job enables me ... (use) my language skills,
    to use
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  • I remember ... (come) here when I was young.
    coming
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  • I don't remember ... (see) Jim at the party.
    seeing
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  • We must remember ... (feed) the cat.
    to feed
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  • Don't forget ... (phone) me if you need any help.
    to phone
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  • Some footballers go on ... (play) professionally until they're nearly 40.
    playing
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  • After a successful career as a football player, Johan Cruyff went on ... (become) a respected manager.
    to become
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  • Dieting usually means ... (give) up things you enjoy.
    giving
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  • I meant ... (phone) the electrician but I forgot.
    to phone
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  • This house needs ... (do) up. It hasn't been painted for ages.
    doing
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  • I need ... (get) some new shoes.
    to get
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  • I've stopped ... (smoke); it's too expensive.
    smoking
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  • Let's stop ... (buy) some sweets on the way home.
    to buy
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  • Try ... (rest) for a while: you might feel better then.
    resting
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  • Alan tried ... (stop) the thief as she ran away.
    to stop
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  • I would rather ... (go) on walking holidays than ... (lie) on a crowded beach.
    go; lie
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  • I prefer ... (eat) out to ... (have) to cook and wash up.
    eating; having
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  • I'd prefer ... (read) a good book now rather than ... (watch) that silly film.
    to read; watch
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  • My flat is easy ... (find).
    to find
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  • Our teacher makes us ... (check) our homework.
    check
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  • She's very possessive. She doesn't let him ... (go) out with his friends any more.
    go
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  • ... (travel) alone in a strange country can be a fascinating experience.
    travelling
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  • Kim expects ... (receive) the results by Friday.
    to receive
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  • My sister is trying ... (find) a new job.
    to find
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  • Do you remember ... (climb) the tree in our parents' garden when we were children?
    climbing
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  • We need ... (call) a plumber. The shower needs ... (repair).
    to call; repairing
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  • I remembered ... (buy) the milk, but I forgot the bread.
    to buy
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  • If you can't sleep, try ... (read) a book in bed. It's very relaxing.
    reading
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  • That shirt needs ... (iron) if you're planning to wear it tonight.
    ironing
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  • I'll never forget ... (spend) a romantic weekend in Paris with my first boyfriend,
    spending
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  • I can't bear people ... (shout) at me.
    shouting
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  • He's considering ... (change) his course of studies.
    changing
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  • He stayed in the shade ... (avoid) ... (get) sunburnt.
    avoid - getting
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  • It's raining. There's no point ... (go) for a walk.
    (in) going
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  • If you don't take safety precautions, you risk ... (have) an accident.
    having
  •  15