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The Function of Verbals

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Hannah Lonza

on 30 October 2012

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Transcript of The Function of Verbals

Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives The Function of Verbals Gerunds Gerund, Participle, or Infinitive? A gerund is a verbal that functions as a noun and has an -ing ending. Gerunds can function as subject, direct object, or object of preposition. A participle is a verbal that is used as an adjective and most often ends in -ing or -ed. Participles An infinitive is a verbal consisting of the word to plus a verb and functioning as a noun, adjective, or adverb. Infinitives Using your worksheet as a reference, divide into teams to see who can complete the following exercise correctly. (Yes, there is a prize!) You Try! 1. They are sure the extra planning will make a difference in the end.
2. The kittens crouching under the bed have refused to come out.
3. Coach hopes that giving the players a break will improve their attitudes.
4. The show offers everyone a chance to be a millionaire.
5. Brenda seemed surprised with the team's decision to withdraw. 1. Subject - Reading is my only beneficial summer activity.

2. Direct Object - Caroline enjoys swimming.

3. Object of Preposition - You will get good grades by studying. 1. The crying baby had a wet diaper.

2. The burning log fell off the fire.

3. The thief arrested at the robbery shot a police officer. 1. Subject - To wait seemed foolish when a decision needed to be made.

2. Adjective - He lacked the strength to resist.

3. Adverb - We must study to learn. Complete "That's Entertaining!" worksheet.
Due: Next class period! Homework:
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