English grammar

Module 9, Verbals and Phrases, Lesson 7:

Classifying Verbals and Verbal Phrases

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Examples
Participles present participle and past participle forms acting as an adjective
The tiger walking toward us is the oldest cub.
Gerunds present participle acting as a noun
I really enjoy painting ceramics.
Infinitives infinitive form (to walk) acting as a noun, adjective, or adverb
My grandfather is learning to skydive.

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Directions:
Identify each bold-faced verbal or verbal phrase as a participle/participial phrase, gerund/gerund phrase, or infinitive/infinitive phrase.
1.
The branches, blown down by the wind, were scattered all over our yard.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
2.
Making money was Melanie's favorite pastime.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
3.
We will have to finish our dinner before we join you.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
4.
My dog loves hogging the entire sofa.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
5.
To get to my uncle's house, we pass by your house.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
6.
Walking through the woods, we heard many different birds' calls.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
7.
Pouring dish detergent into the dishwasher will make a giant mess on the kitchen floor.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
8.
To go to college and become a doctor is his goal in life.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
9.
Those paintings hanging on the wall make the room look much prettier.
participial phrase / gerund phrase / infinitive phrase
10.
Your off-key singing is giving me a headache.
participle / gerund / infinitive
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