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Lesson 207

Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

 

A verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech. There are three kinds of verbals: gerunds, participles and infinitives.

 

A gerund always ends in ing and is used as a noun. Example: Eating is fun.

 

A participle is used as an adjective and ends various ways. A present participle always ends with ing as does the gerund, but remember that it is an adjective. A past participle ends with ed, n, or irregularly. Examples: played, broken, brought, sung, seeing, having seen, being seen, seen, having been seen.

 

An infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. Examples: to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten.

 

Instructions: Find the verbals in the following sentences.

 

1. The pouring rain caused havoc on the highway.

 

2. The earthquake created many broken dishes.

 

3. This book has a torn page.

 

4. The drifted snow had blocked my driveway.

 

5. Shouting angrily, the man ran from his house.

 

 

--For answers scroll down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

 

1. pouring

 

2. broken

 

3. torn

 

4. drifted

 

5. shouting

 


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