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Find the gerund or participle and say whether it's a gerund

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Elizabeth Brathwaite

on 8 May 2018

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Transcript of Find the gerund or participle and say whether it's a gerund

Let's check the 13-15 vocab review
Now, let's check the gerunds packet from over the weekend.
Gerunds can come after possessive nouns and adjectives.
Now, let's discuss gerunds after possessives.
for dinner, Jane listened to her stomach growl.

The children,
having been sprayed
with sunscreen, played in the pool.

I prefer
in the ocean.

The cat
the couch hissed at me.
Our skipping school was a mistake.

I appreciated Sara's copying of the notes for me.
If you read the sentence, and the emphasis is on the doer, it's a participle.

We cheered for the girls running.
Tom saw the two dogs fighting.
If the emphasis is on the action, it's a gerund.
We cheered for the girls' running.
Tom saw the dog's fighting.
The gerund should always be preceded by a possessive adjective or noun. The noun should always have an apostrophe.
The (boy, boy's) taking out the garbage was helpful.

My (class, class's) studying paid off when we took the test.

(Them, their) cooking dinner was a terrible experiment.
Complete exercises 1 and 2 on pgs 92 and 93.
Let's finish act 2, scene 2 of Anne Frank.
reading comp ws
final mastery review due 5/15
1-15 vocab test on 5/24
gerund ws
Anne Frank Act 2 quiz Monday
Warm Up
Find the subject and identify the bolded word as a gerund or participle
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