Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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.


1. pouring

2. broken

3. torn

4. drifted

5. shouting

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