Multiple Choice: Exercise 9


  1. Scegli la versione che ritieni corretta e cliccala.
  2. Clicca su VOTE.
  3. Cerca la versione giusta tra i miei commenti.
  4. Chiedi spiegazioni se resta qualche dubbio.

Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

19 thoughts on “Multiple Choice: Exercise 9”

  1. Good morning prof
    I answered
    “Bob thinks of leaving …..”
    I didn’t use the present continous form. Why did I have to?


  2. Buongiorno,
    avevo votato ‘thinking to leave’. Vista la cortese offerta……perché non va bene?
    Provando a rispondermi da sola, ho pensato alla frase ‘I’M THINKING OF YOU’ e mi sono detta che forse think vuole ‘OF’ dopo e che dopo ‘OF’ devo mettere un gerundio??
    Grazie per le spiegazioni. Buona giornata!!


    1. Exactly. To think, in the sense of “contemplare, considerare”, is followed by either “of” or “about”, and since these are both prepositions, they must be followed by the gerund form in the case of a verb. 🙂



    La versione corretta è……….. (suspense)…………. :

    Bob is thinking of leaving after lunch tomorrow.

    (spiegazione su richiesta)


    1. I think I was right in my reply…or not?
      However, many thanks for your work about teaching us this interesting language!


      1. Hi Mirella. I can’t check individual answers but many people ahve made the mistake of choosing “is thinking to leave”. It’s the usdual probelm of mother tongue interference! Lol!

        P.S. In your comment you should tak out “about”. It doesn’t work in that context. 🙂


  4. for me, the right one is “is thinking to leave” but, I often use the simple present to talk about actions in the future, as we do in Italian. So, it would be interesting to see if
    I make a mistake all the time.


    1. Hi Valentina. “Think” here is not future but present (“leave” is future), and the present continuous is the right choice because “think” is being used as a dynamic verb in the sense of “contemplare”. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your choice is correct, though! 😉


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