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Transcript of Verbals
look like verbs
act like adjectives or adverbs
It starts with a participle
Includes any modifiers
acts as an adjective of adverb
Gerunds end in "ing"
They look like verbs but act as nouns
look like verbs
They start with the word "to" and then a verb form after.
act like nouns, adjectives, and adverbs
99% of infinitives act like nouns
What Is A Verbal?
A verbal is a word that is formed from a verb and acts as a noun, adjective, or adverb
All nouns that are verbals are activities
All verbals that are adjectives modify a noun or pronoun
All adverbs that are verbals modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb
Gerund phrases start with a gerund
The phrases include modifiers.
She doesn't want
verb: Forrest was running for a long time.
Gerund: Forrest liked running very much.
Gerund Phrase Practice
Running across the country took a long time.
Climbing isn't as easy as it looks.
verb: Utica defeated Dakota, last night.
participle: The defeated team cried all night.
Participial Phrase Practice
Walking on the beach, we were amazed by the beautiful sunset.
verbal acts like a noun, adjective or adverb
Gerunds end in "ing" and look like like verbs
infinitives look like verbs and starts with "to"
participles act like adjectives or adverbs