Complete the sentences below with a suitable verb, using either the infinitive (to buy, to come, etc) or the -ing form (buying, coming, etc). Choose from the following and use each verb once only. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).
be hurt pass stay think buy leave play
take walk come like save talk want get
live see teach win give meet
0 Remember to buy some milk on your way home tonight.
00 I’m busy at the moment. Would you mind coming back later?
1 I’m sorry, Joe. I didn’t mean __________your feelings.
2 When she was a child, her parents wouldn’t allow her _______________in the street.
3 There must be something wrong with Simon. He keeps _______________ he’s being followed by M15.
4 As they’d received a bomb threat, the police ordered everyone _________________the building.
5 What with inflation and everything, it’s just not worth ____________________nowadays.
6 I remember _______________ to be a pop star when I was a child.
7 Don’t pretend _________________ jazz. I know you hate it really.
8 ‘Mary hasn’t got a car. Would you mind __________ her a lift?’
‘No, not at all.’
9 I really enjoy going to parties and ________ new people.
10 Her parents were very strict and wouldn’t allow her __________________out later than 10.30 at night.
11 Parents usually warn their children against __________ to strangers.
12 I never go swimming because I dislike _____________ my hair wet.
13 I agreed _______________ her English if she helped me with my Spanish.
14 It was a very tough match, but in the end England managed _____________ by two goals to one.
15 He suggested _______________ a taxi to the station.
16 The film star disguised herself to avoid _____________ recognized
17 Would you dare _____________ through a graveyard on your own at night?
18 She was very upset when she failed ______________ her driving test.
19 He wasn’t happy with his room so he demanded ____________________the manager
20 It’s hard to imagine ____________without television, isn’t it? What on earth would you do in the evenings?