Objective Infinitive Complex Exercises

Exam in Mind Level B1 / B2

Let’s have practice in using objective infinitive complex.

V + object + (to) infinitive

Read the sentences with the Objective Infinitive Complex

I saw him enter the house.
She heard him leave the room.
You watched her play the piano.
We noticed the girl approach the river.
They heard her sing.

I made him learn the poem by heart.
He let them go home.
She caused me to read it aloud.
You forced them to do the exercise again.
He let me buy it.

I want you to become a good professional.
He wanted her to speak English.
We like you to sing this song.
They would like the boys to stay here.
She likes me to work here.

I expect him to come back at 5.
She expected me to help them.
They expected us to arrive on Monday.
You expected them to win the match.

I considered him to be brave.
She considers me to be an honest person.
She knew them to be lazy.
We thought her to be about twenty.
They supposed me to be a good pupil.

I find it to be difficult.
She found the film to be funny.
We find this school subject to be dull.
He finds their flat to be comfortable.

Exercise 1. Combine the given two sentences into one using the Objective Infinitive Complex.

Model: Mary opened the window. I saw it. – I saw Mary open the window.

  1. Peter took my pen. I saw it.
  2. He ran to the river. I saw it.
  3. The girl smiled. I noticed it.
  4. The children shouted in the next room. I heard it.
  5. She played the violin. My brother herad it.
  6. The man tried to open the door. We saw it.
  7. They got into a taxi. He saw it.
  8. Somebody knocked at the door. We heard it.

Exercise 2. Change the following complex sentences into simple ones using the Objective Infinitive Complex.

  1. We watched the dockers as they unloaded the ship.
  2. They watched me as I made my bed.
  3. Mother saw him as he climbed over the fence.
  4. I watched them as they played ice hockey.
  5. Nobody noticed her as she went away.
  6. We expect that he will come back at 7.
  7. They expect that their football team will win the game.
  8. She expected that her friend would write her a letter.
  9. I expect that you will come in time.
  10. He expects that his friends will help him.
  11. I think that he is a good engineer.
  12. I suppose that he is about forty.
  13. I believe that they are at home now.
  14. I knew that she was very modest.
  15. They believed that he was responsible.
  16. My wish is that you should tell me about it.
  17. Her mother’s wish is that she should enter a music school.
  18. Our wish is that you should go to the forest with us.
  19. His fahter’s wish is that he should become an architect.
  20. My wish is that you should stay here.
  21. I desire that he should see me off.
  22. I desire that she should go shopping.
  23. We desire that he should repair our car radio.
  24. I desire that he should stop smoking.
  25. I desire that they should return tomorrow.

Exercise 3. Combine the sentences using the Complex Object.

Example: I felt something hard. It hurt my leg. – I felt something hard hurt my leg.
                  I saw Mike. He was entering the house. – I saw Mike entering the house.

  1. They didn’t notice us. We passed by.
  2. Mike heard Sam. She was playing the violin.
  3. I felt her hand. It was shaking.
  4. I heard them. They were arguing.
  5. We many times heard him. He told this story.

Exercise 4.  Fill in the correct form of the Infinitive to make Complex Object.

  1. Our teacher made us _______ (do) this exercise all over again.
  2. The teacher advised us _______ (rewrite) the test.
  3. Please, let me _______ (know) when your sister returns from Paris.
  4. I find your story _______ (be) very unusual and interesting.
  5. Nick doesn’t want me _______ (tell) everybody this news.
  6. I watched the cat _______ (crawl) to the flock of sparrows.
  7. I would like you _______ (be) very accurate and attentive.

Exercise 5. Open the brackets and use the objective infinitive complex.

Example: He expected ( they, arrive) at 5. – He expected them to arrive at 5.

  1. Do you want (they, stay) at the hotel or with us?
  2. I’d like ( the professor, look through) my report.
  3. Do you want (I, show) you the sights of the city?
  4. We expect (he, arrange) everything by the time we come.
  5. I want ( she, tell) me the news in brief.
  6. He expected (the meeting, hold) in the Red Room.
  7. I would like (they, fix) an appointment for me for Tuesday.
  8. We want (she, introduce) us the president.
  9. I don’t want (thay, be late) for dinner.
  10. He expected (she, invite) to party by the Smiths.
  11. I’d like (the dress, buy) by Saturday.
  12. I don’t want (she, treat) like Alice.
  13. We considered (he, be) an honest person.
  14. I don’t like (she, prevent) me from doing it.
  15. I suspect (he, help) by her.