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Clarifying Questions – Gerunds and Infinitives Version

Your partner will ask you a question. If the question has an error, clarify it using one of the
strategies below combined with reported speech (i.e. move the verb tense back). If the
question is error-free, then just answer the question.

Example. A: Do you enjoy to go to concerts?


B: I’m sorry. Did you ask me if I enjoyed going to concerts?
A: Yes.
B: Oh. Yes… I saw Justin Bieber last year and…

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Student A

1. What is something that you have recently avoided to do? (wrong – avoid doing)
2. What didn’t your parents allow you to do? (correct)
3. Is your hometown worth to visit? (wrong – worth visiting)
4. Would you agree to pay more taxes if it meant that university education would be free?
(correct)
5. What chore do you detest to do the most? (wrong – detest doing)
6. When is someone old enough to get married? (correct)
7. What age is too soon having children? (wrong – to have)

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Student B

1. Did you accidentally forget doing anything on the weekend? (wrong – to do)
2. What do you like to do at the end of the day when you finish working? (correct)
3. When do you expect getting a job? (wrong – to get)
4. What are you looking forward to doing tonight? (correct)
5. Are you interested to go to a ballet performance? (wrong – in going)
6. If you saw an accident at the side of the road, would you keep to drive? (wrong – keep
on driving)
7. What is something you miss doing? (correct)

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