Verb + ing | Exercise

Verb + ing | Exercise

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Exercise 1

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. Tina is good at (paint) .
  2. he avoided the car by (walk)  on the opposite side of the road.
  3. We arrived in Paris after (drive)  all night.
  4. My boss decided against (postpone) his trip to Italy.
  5. There’s no point in (wait) .
  6. In spite of (miss)  the train, we arrived on time.
  7. We often have a holiday in the mountains. We love (ski) .
  8. I hate (cycle) . I gave my old bike to my sister.
  9. I like (run)  in the park, it’s good exercise.
  10. Sam hates (shop) .
  11. My mum can use email, but she prefers (write)  letters.
  12. My dad sometimes likes (watch)  tennis on TV.


  1. painting.
  2. walking
  3. driving
  4. postponing
  5. waiting.
  6. missing
  7. skiing
  8. cycling
  9. running
  10. shopping
  11. writing
  12. watching

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