Saturday, June 26, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 211-215 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Gerunds

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Instructions: Find the gerunds and gerund phrases in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, direct object, predicate nominative, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. Cooking gourmet meals can be very expensive.

2. NASA likes shooting at the moon.

3. You need a rereading of the script.

4. Our only hope is taking them by surprise.

5. That man was known for sparing the rod.

6. You cannot do that, parking near a fire hydrant.

7. Our task, driving on that road, was very difficult.

8. Try doing it this way.

9. Just thinking of traveling in space excites many people.

10. I find relaxation in my gardening.


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Answers:

1. cooking gourmet meals = subject

2. shooting at the moon = direct object

3. a rereading of the script = direct object

4. taking them by surprise = predicate nominative

5. sparing the rod = object of the preposition

6. parking near a fire hydrant = appositive

7. driving on that road = appositive

8. doing it this way = direct object

9. just thinking of traveling in space = subject / traveling in space = object of the preposition

10. my gardening = object of the preposition



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Friday, June 25, 2021

Lesson 215 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Gerunds

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

Gerunds can be compound. 
 
Example: 
Jeff likes hiking and camping.
 
The gerund can be a subject, a direct object, a predicate nominative, an appositive, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition
 
Examples: 
Eating is fun. (subject)
I like eating. (direct object)
A fun time is eating. (predicate nominative)
A fun time, eating, takes much time. (appositive)
I give eating too much time. (indirect object)
I give much time to eating. (object of preposition)

Gerunds can have with them direct objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives or modifiers to form what is called a gerund phrase
 
Example: 
Eating solid foods is hard for babies. (the phrase is the subject) 
Eating is the gerund used as the subject. It has its own direct object foods with the adjective solid, which together make up the gerund phrase.

Instructions: Find the gerunds and gerund phrases in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, direct object, predicate nominative, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. Turning off the freeway was our mistake.

2. The secretary's duties are taking minutes and typing letters.

3. You can start this machine by simply pushing this button.

4. His assignment, testing jet planes, is really exciting.

5. In some countries tourists can be arrested for taking pictures.


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Answers:

1. turning off the freeway = subject

2. taking minutes/typing letters = predicate nominatives

3. simply pushing this button = object of the preposition

4. testing jet planes = appositive

5. taking pictures = object of the preposition



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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Lesson 214 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Gerunds

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

Gerunds can be compound. 
 
Example: 
Jeff likes hiking and camping.
 
The gerund can be a subject, a direct object, a predicate nominative, an appositive, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition
 
Examples: 
Eating is fun. (subject)
I like eating. (direct object)
A fun time is eating. (predicate nominative)
A fun time, eating, takes much time. (appositive)
I give eating too much time. (indirect object)
I give much time to eating. (object of preposition)

Gerunds can have with them direct objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives or modifiers to form what is called a gerund phrase
 
Example: 
Eating solid foods is hard for babies. (the phrase is the subject) 
Eating is the gerund used as the subject. It has its own direct object foods with the adjective solid, which together make up the gerund phrase.

Instructions: Find the gerunds and gerund phrases in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, direct object, predicate nominative, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. Fishing is my friend's favorite sport.

2. By adding more water, we can thin the paint.

3. The law forbids shouting fire in a theater.

4. Mr. Jones enjoys his work, collecting and repairing old stereos.

5. My neighbor's pastime is training guard dogs.


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Answers:

1. fishing = subject

2. adding more water = object of the preposition

3. shouting fire in a theater = direct object

4. collecting/repairing old stereos = appositives

5. training guard dogs = predicate nominative



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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Lesson 213 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Gerunds

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

Gerunds can be compound. 
 
Example: 
Jeff likes hiking and camping.
 
The gerund can be a subject, a direct object, a predicate nominative, an appositive, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition
 
Examples: 
Eating is fun. (subject)
I like eating. (direct object)
A fun time is eating. (predicate nominative)
A fun time, eating, takes much time. (appositive)
I give eating too much time. (indirect object)
I give much time to eating. (object of preposition)

Gerunds can have with them direct objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives or modifiers to form what is called a gerund phrase
 
Example: 
Eating solid foods is hard for babies. (the phrase is the subject) 
Eating is the gerund used as the subject. It has its own direct object foods with the adjective solid, which together make up the gerund phrase.

Instructions: Find the gerunds and gerund phrases in the following sentences and tell how they are used (subject, direct object, predicate nominative, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition).

1. Directing traffic and helping school children is her job.

2. Do you watch boxing or wrestling?

3. For knitting and sewing you need good eyes.

4. My needs, exercising and losing weight, must be realized soon.

5. My mother gives helping and serving others all her time.


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Answers:

1. directing traffic/helping school children = subjects

2. boxing/wrestling = direct objects

3. knitting/sewing = objects of the preposition

4. exercising/losing weight = appositives

5. helping/serving others = indirect objects



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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Lesson 212 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Gerunds

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

The gerund can be a subject, a direct object, a predicate nominative, an appositive, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition
 
Examples: 
Eating is fun. (subject)
I like eating. (direct object)
A fun time is eating. (predicate nominative)
A fun time, eating, takes much time. (appositive)
I give eating too much time. (indirect object)
I give much time to eating. (object of preposition)

Gerunds can have with them direct objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives or modifiers to form what is called a gerund phrase
 
Example: 
Eating solid foods is hard for babies. (the phrase is the subject) 
Eating is the gerund used as the subject. It has its own direct object foods with the adjective solid, which together make up the gerund phrase.

Instructions: Find the gerund phrases in the following sentences and tell if they are used as a subject, direct object, predicate nominative, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. My hobby is working with irises.

2. I like pruning the fruit trees.

3. I had only one desire, leaving for home.

4. Writing a good novel is hard work.

5. With his snoring in his sleep, his wife couldn't sleep.


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Answers:

1. working with irises = predicate nominative

2. pruning the fruit trees = direct object

3. leaving for home = appositive

4. writing a good novel = subject

5. his snoring in his sleep = object of the preposition



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Monday, June 21, 2021

Lesson 211 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Gerunds

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

The gerund can be a subject, a direct object, a predicate nominative, an appositive, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition
 
Examples: 
Eating is fun. (subject)
I like eating. (direct object)
A fun time is eating. (predicate nominative)
A fun time, eating, takes much time. (appositive)
I give eating too much time. (indirect object)
I give much time to eating. (object of preposition)

Instructions: Find the gerunds in the following sentences and tell if they are used as a subject, direct object, predicate nominative, appositive, indirect object, or object of the preposition.

1. My father's occupation was farming.

2. My desire, traveling, may happen soon.

3. Writing is sometimes difficult.

4. By saving, we can do our traveling.

5. Some people give gossiping too much time.


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Answers:

1. farming = predicate nominative

2. traveling = appositive

3. writing = subject

4. saving = object of the preposition / traveling = direct object

5. gossiping = indirect object



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