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Unit 38: Grammar Exercises

Complete the sentences using a gerund or an infinitive.

Example: The Rules Committee allowed each candidate _____ for five minutes.

a) talking b) to talk - The answer is: b) to talk
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1. Our teacher doesn't allow _____ in Study Hall.
a) talking b) to talk

2. This license permits _____ under certain conditions.
a) driving b) to drive

3. Would you be willing to allow me _____ my own opinion?
a) having b) to have

4. Should we permit foreigners _____ campaign contributions?
a) making b) to make

5. For the protection of our campers, we cannot permit _____.
a) wandering b) to wander

6. Our work schedules do not permit us _____ our children long distances.
a) driving b) to drive

7. You'll be surprised how preparing ahead will allow _____ some extra fun too.
a) having b) to have

8. How can you permit your children _____ around New York at the dead of night?
a) wandering b) to wander

9. This knife has a particularly fine blade that allows _____ precise cuts and incisions.
a) making b) to make

10. Group work allows students _____ about their understandings and discoveries with peers.
a) talking b) to talk
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