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They promised to do #1 (permalink) Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:50 pm   They promised to do
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #262 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (1)", question 4

They promised ......... the yard work for me.

(a) doing
(b) do
(c) to do
(d) did

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #262 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (1)", answer 4

They promised to do the yard work for me.

Correct answer: (c) to do

Your answer was: incorrect
They promised do the yard work for me.
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why can't "promised to do" be used?
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Re: Test incompl/elem-262, User's Answer 4 #2 (permalink) Mon Jul 11, 2011 13:04 pm   Re: Test incompl/elem-262, User's Answer 4
 

Tassaneewan2 wrote:
why can't "promised to do" be used?

It can be used, and it is the only correct answer to the test sentence.
You chose "promised do" which is incorrect.
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