English grammar

Module 8, Verbals and Phrases, Review:

Verbals

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English grammar
English grammar

Verbals

Directions:
Identify the bold-faced word as verb or verbal.
1.
The fire burned brightly, heating the room.
verb / verbal
2.
Climbing a ladder should only be done with a partner.
verb / verbal
3.
You should be sleeping since it is after midnight.
verb / verbal
4.
The books sitting on the shelf are waiting for their owners.
verb / verbal
Directions:
Click on the verbal in each sentence. You may need to click on two words if the verbal is an infinitive.
5.
Your job is to draw the illustrations for our book.
6.
Covered in mud, my giant dog ran in and jumped on my bed.
7.
Concerned for her safety, Julia's father called her repeatedly until she answered.
8.
The dogs barking in the backyard want to go for a walk.

Participles and Participial Phrases

Directions:
Click first on a participle then the noun it modifies. Repeat for each participle in the sentence. Don't include participles that are part of verb phrases.
9.
We decided that we liked the fried chicken better than the baked chicken in the salad.
10.
Both the excited students and the frazzled teacher were glad to get home after the long field trip.
11.
Bobbing and weaving, the boxer did his best not to get hit.
12.
The broken windows of the abandoned house allowed stray cats to make it their home.
Directions:
Click on all the words in the participial phrase(s) in each sentence.
13.
The pool water, heated by the sun, was nice and warm on the cool day.
14.
Loved by many, Goodnight Moon has been translated into multiple languages.
15.
The carpet, stained with cola, needed to be steam cleaned.
16.
Covered with chocolate, even broccoli might taste good.

Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Participial Phrases

Directions:
Identify the bold-faced participial phrase as restrictive or nonrestrictive. Commas have been left out on purpose.
17.
Sammi dressed as our school mascot danced around the stadium.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
18.
The chairs reupholstered by my mother looked brand new.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
19.
The team wearing blue uniforms won the game.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
20.
The computers in our lab donated by a local company aren't new but still work well.
restrictive / nonrestrictive

Misplaced Participial Phrases

Directions:
Click on the word modified by the underlined participial phrase.
21.
Filled with treasure, the dragon guarded his cave.
22.
The astronaut could see the whole earth looking through the window.
23.
Decorated with frosting flowers, the children ate the brownies.
24.
I can only see the movie screen wearing my glasses.

Gerunds and Gerund Phrases

Directions:
Click on the gerund(s) in each sentence. Make sure not to click on participles used as adjectives or as part of verb phrases.
25.
I wish I could stop working.
26.
Climbing takes a lot of physical strength.
27.
You will become better at any sport by practicing.
28.
Your next job is cleaning.
Directions:
Click on all the words in the gerund phrase(s) in each sentence.
29.
Standing up on those swings is not a safe way to play.
30.
We enjoy watching scary movies after midnight.
31.
We should begin mowing the lawn before it rains.
32.
Finding your missing earring in your messy room is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases

Directions:
Click on both words in the infinitive(s) in each sentence.
33.
I want to plant some watermelons in my back yard.
34.
If you want to play that board game, you will have to find all the game pieces.
35.
Your father wants you to think he was always a serious student, but these pictures show that he liked to have fun.
36.
It is important to drink plenty of water when you are playing in this heat.
Directions:
Click on all the words in the infinitive phrase(s) in each sentence.
37.
Now that you have caught those fish, you will have to clean them.
38.
Rachelle's grandmother taught her how to cook the best brownies ever.
39.
To plant a vegetable garden, you will need to clear the area of weeds.
40.
I told you not to share those with your little brother.

Classifying Verbals and Verbal Phrases

Directions:
Identify each bold-faced verbal or verbal phrase as a participle/participial phrase, gerund/gerund phrase, or infinitive/infinitive phrase.
41.
Next Friday I plan to have a party at my house.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
42.
This is my favorite book to read when I am bored.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
43.
I plan on finding myself a job after I return from vacation.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
44.
The students gladly went back to class after the disappointing assembly.
participle / gerund / infinitive
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