Rewrite using gerunds | Worksheets for CBSE class 8

Rewrite the following sentences using a gerund instead of an infinitive.

Notes

Gerunds are –ing forms of the verb. After some verbs either an –ing form or an infinitive can be used. Examples are: advise, allow, begin, continue, forbid, forget, go, go on, hate, hear, intend, like, love, permit, prefer, propose, regret, remember, see, start, stop, try, watch.

1. He began to read the lesson.

2. The orator started to speak.

3. To ride a horse is quite delightful.

4. To jump over this wall is not easy.

5. He started to play violin when he was four.

6. To ask John would be a mistake.

7. I like to paint.

8. To sell insurance is a pretty boring job.

9. The doctor advised to take a holiday.

10. He continued to work.

Answers

1. He began reading the lesson.

2. The orator started speaking.

3. Riding a horse is quite delightful.

4. Jumping over this wall is not easy.

5. He started playing violin when he was four.

6. Asking John would be a mistake.

7. I like painting.

8. Selling insurance is a pretty boring job.

9. The doctor advised taking a holiday.

10. He continued working.

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