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Exercise "Verb + -ing or to.(2)", created by felin (a free exercise to learn English):
Results of the 36 302 people who have taken this test:
Average mark: 61 / 100 Share
Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): coyote09 / FRANCE, on Monday 17 December - 04:19:
They got a perfect mark
Stats (30683 candidates)
Question 1 passed: 69.9 %
1 a) I was very tired. I tried * my eyes open but I couldn’t.
Question 2 passed: 56.8 %
b) I rang the doorbell but there was no answer. Then I tried * on the door, but there was still no answer.
Question 3 passed: 64.8 %
c) We tried * the fire out but we were unsuccessful.
Question 4 passed: 49.7 %
d) Sue needed to borrow some money. She tried * Gerry but he was short of money too.
Question 5 passed: 59.9 %
e) I tried * the shelf but I wasn't tall enough.
Question 6 passed: 68.1 %
f) Please leave me alone. I'm trying * .
Question 7 passed: 64.6 %
2 a) I need a change. I need * away for a while.
Question 8 passed: 49.2 %
b) She isn't able to look after herself. She needs * after.
Question 9 passed: 60.9 %
c) The windows are dirty. They need * .
Question 10 passed: 58.4 %
d) Why are you leaving now. You don't need * yet, do you?
Question 11 passed: 54.9 %
3 a) They were talking very loudly. I couldn't help * them.
Question 12 passed: 53.8 %
b) Can you help me * the dinner ready.
Question 13 passed: 62.6 %
c) He looks so funny. Whenever I see him, I can't help * .
Question 14 passed: 53 %
d) The fine weather helped * it a very enjoyable holiday.
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