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Verbals

Gerunds, Participles, & Infinitives
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Christiane Williams

on 27 January 2014

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Transcript of Verbals

Gerunds, Participles, & Infinitives
Verbals
Verbals are verbs that are used like an adjective,
adverb, or noun.

The three types of verbals are:
gerunds
participles,
and infinitives.
Verbals
Geru
n
ds
Participles are verbals that act like
adjectives
. They modify a noun or pronoun.
They can end in
-ing
(present participle)

or
-ed
(past participle)
P
a
rticiples
Infinitives are verbs that usually
begin with the word "to
". They act like
nouns, adjectives, and adverbs
.
Infinitives
THE END
EX.: I like
reading
funny books.
"
Reading
" is the verbal in this sentence.
EX.: walk
ing
, rid
ing
, watch
ing
, cook
ing
EX.: studying, shoveling, built, worked
Creaking
eerily, the door swung open.
"
Creaking
" modifies door.
EX.: I love

to go

to the movies.

"
to go
"

is the infinitive.
Gerunds are verbals
that act like
nouns
by
ending in
-ing
.
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