Verb + ing | Exercise

Verb + ing | Exercise

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Exercise 2

Complete the following sentences with the -ing form of the verbs in brackets:

Ex: What are you doing there? I (write) a letter. → I am writing a letter.

  1. We prefer (cook)  our own food.
  2. My aunt is scared of (go) by plane.
  3. Tina is interested in (make)  new friends.
  4. Paul dreams of (be) a famous guitar player.
  5. I should give up (smoke) .
  6. She are afraid of (swim) in the lake.
  7. I don’t like (play)  poker.
  8. She is crazy about (sing) .
  9. Sarah is good at (dance) .
  10. We started (work)  on this last week.
  11. They suggested not (keep)   the money.
  12. Sam mentioned (stay)  up late.


  1. cooking
  2. going
  3. making
  4. being
  5. smoking
  6. swimming
  7. playing
  8. singing
  9. dancing
  10. working
  11. keeping
  12. staying

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