Saturday, July 31, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 236 - 240 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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Instructions: Find the gerunds, gerund phrases, participles, participial phrases, infinitives, or infinitive phrases in these sentences, tell what kind of verbal they are, and how they are used.

1. Are you too busy to help us?

2. The crying child rushed to his mother.

3. He jumped from the cliff without looking down.

4. Walking is good for everyone.

5. Jim loves to play basketball.

6. Correction by others is hard to take.

7. Fearing their enemies, many small animals are nocturnal.

8. Law and Order is the program to watch tonight.

9. I don't know whether to go or to stay.

10. Our next job, to finish the painting, should be easy.


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Answers:

1. Are you too busy to help us?
- to help us (adverb infinitive phrase) modifying the predicate adjective busy

2. The crying child rushed to his mother.
- crying (participle) modifying the subject child

3. He jumped from the cliff without looking down.
- looking down (gerund phrase) used as the object of the preposition without

4. Walking is good for everyone.
- Walking (gerund) used as the subject

5. Jim loves to play basketball.
- to play basketball (noun infinitive phrase) used as the direct object

6. Correction by others is hard to take.
- to take (adverb infinitive) modifying the predicate adjective hard

7. Fearing their enemies, many small animals are nocturnal.
- Fearing their enemies (participial phrase) modifying the subject animals

8. Law and Order is the program to watch tonight.
- to watch tonight (adjective infinitive phrase) modifying the predicate nominative program

9. I don't know whether to go or to stay.
- to go/to stay (noun infinitives) used as direct objects

10. Our next job, to finish the painting, should be easy.
- to finish the painting (noun infinitive) used as an appositive
- painting (gerund) used as the direct object to the verbal to finish



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Friday, July 30, 2021

Lesson 240 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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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 gerunds, gerund phrases, participles, participial phrases, infinitives, or infinitive phrases in these sentences, tell what kind of verbal they are, and how they are used.

1. You are difficult to understand.

2. Jack hopes to join the Army next month.

3. The Senate favors increasing taxes.

4. The broken lamp lay on the floor.

5. I saw him trying to open the trunk.


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Answers:

1. You are difficult to understand.
- to understand (adverb infinitive) modifying the predicate adjective difficult

2. Jack hopes to join the Army next month.
- to join the Army next month (noun infinitive phrase) used as the direct object

3. The Senate favors increasing taxes.
- increasing taxes (gerund phrase) used as the direct object

4. The broken lamp lay on the floor.
- broken (participle) modifying the subject lamp

5. I saw him trying to open the trunk.
- trying to open the trunk (participial phrase) modifying the direct object him
- to open the trunk (noun infinitive phrase) used as the direct object to the verbal trying



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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Lesson 239 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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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 gerunds, gerund phrases, participles, participial phrases, infinitives, or infinitive phrases in these sentences, tell what kind of verbal they are, and how they are used.

1. The glancing blow did little damage.

2. Go to the dictionary to look for the answer.

3. This computer game is easy to play and to understand.

4. Have you tried writing it down daily?

5. His chief interests are skiing and racing.


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Answers:

1. The glancing blow did little damage.
- glancing (participle) modifying the subject blow

2. Go to the dictionary to look for the answer.
- to look for the answer (adverb infinitive phrase) modifying the verb go

3. This computer game is easy to play and to understand.
- to play/to understand (adverb infinitives) modifying the predicate adjective easy

4. Have you tried writing it down daily?
- writing it down daily (gerund phrase) used as the direct object

5. His chief interests are skiing and racing.
- skiing/racing (gerunds) used as predicate nominatives



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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lesson 238 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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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 gerunds, gerund phrases, participles, participial phrases, infinitives, or infinitive phrases in these sentences, tell what kind of verbal they are, and how they are used.

1. Blaming others is not being honest with oneself.

2. We do not plan to change the rules.

3. Forgetting his promise, Jeff returned home late.

4. My dog is too old to learn new tricks.

5. One way to improve is regular practice.


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Answers:

1. Blaming others is not being honest with oneself.
- Blaming others (gerund phrase) used as the subject

2. We do not plan to change the rules.
- to change the rules (noun infinitive phrase) used as the direct object

3. Forgetting his promise, Jeff returned home late.
- Forgetting his promise (participial phrase) modifying the subject Jeff

4. My dog is too old to learn new tricks.
- to learn new tricks (adverb infinitive phrase) modifying the predicate adjective old

5. One way to improve is regular practice.
- to improve (adjective infinitive) modifying the subject way



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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Lesson 237 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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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 gerunds, gerund phrases, participles, participial phrases, infinitives, or infinitive phrases in these sentences, tell what kind of verbal they are, and how they are used.

1. Signs hung too high can't be read.

2. You know my weakness, eating late at night.

3. Your weeping and wailing will not change a thing.

4. To decorate for the dance will cost too much.

5. Do you have a book to read?


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Answers:

1. Signs hung too high can't be read.
- hung too high (participial phrase) modifying the subject Signs

2. You know my weakness, eating late at night.
- eating late at night (gerund phrase) used as an appositive

3. Your weeping and wailing will not change a thing.
- weeping/wailing (gerunds) used as subjects

4. To decorate for the dance will cost too much.
- to decorate for the dance (noun infinitive phrase) used as the subject

5. Do you have a book to read?
- to read (adverb infinitive) modifying the verb Do have



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Monday, July 26, 2021

Lesson 236 - Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

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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 gerunds, gerund phrases, participles, participial phrases, infinitives, or infinitive phrases in these sentences, tell what kind of verbal they are, and how they are used.

1. To see better, I got new glasses.

2. Sometimes I just need to do more.

3. Having changed his mind, he turned to go.

4. The team winning the match will be given new shirts.

5. You can go home only by crossing the street.


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Answers:

1. To see better, I got new glasses.
- To see better (adverb infinitive phrase) modifying the verb got

2. Sometimes I just need to do more.
- to do more (noun infinitive phrase) used as the direct object

3. Having changed his mind, he turned to go.
- having changed his mind (participial phrase) modifying the subject he
- to go (adverb infinitive) modifying the verb turned

4. The team winning the match will be given new shirts.
- winning the match (participial phrase) modifying the subject team

5. You can go home only by crossing the street.
- crossing the street (gerund phrase) used as the object of the preposition



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