Verbs Not Really
Participles
Gerunds
Infinitives
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These are verb forms that function as another part of speech.
What is a verbal?
100
The word in the following sentence that is the participle: The He made a list of items on the writing tablet before he left for the store.
What is "writing"?
100
This is the gerund in the following sentence:Part of his job involves recycling.
What is "recycling"?
100
This is the infinitive phrase in the following sentence: The pilot's new attempt will be to circumnavigate the globe.
What is "to circumnavigate"?
100
This is the "verbal" error in the following sentence: Kevin walked across the lunchroom munching a carrot.
What is a misplaced participle?
200
This verb form is used only as a noun and always end in -ing.
What is a gerund?
200
This is the participle phrase in the following sentence: Having been awarded a medal, the soldier was then determined to help others.
What is "having been awarded a medal"?
200
These gerunds function as this in the following sentence: We practiced batting and catching before the big game.
What are direct objects?
200
This is the infinitive and its function in the following sentence: This strange scheme was to generate a profit for anyone who invested.
What is "to generate" and a subject complement?
200
Hanging on the walls, the students studied the works of art. This is the verbal error in the following sentence.
What is a misplaced participle?
300
A verb form that is used as an adjective and ends in -d or -ing.
What is a participle?
300
This is the participle phrase in the following sentence and the word it modifies: The classroom found at the end of the hall will be the location of the job fair.
What is "found at the end of the hall" and "classroom"?
300
The gerund in the following sentence functions as this in the following sentence: His primary goal, cleaning up the trash, will make many people happy.
What is an appositive?
300
This is the infinitive phrase and its use in the following sentence: The team to watch this year will be the one with the most new players.
What is "to watch this year" and an adjective?
300
This is the verbal error in the following sentence: I was warned to constantly keep my back to the sun.
What is a split infinitive?
400
A verb form that consists of "to" plus a verb and is used as multiple parts of speech in a sentence.
What is an infinitive?
400
This is the participle adjective and the word it modifies in the following sentence: My teacher is also a published author.
What is "published" and "author"?
400
This gerund phrase in the following sentence functions as this in the following sentence: My role for the project will be gathering supplies.
What is "gathering supplies" and the subject complement?
400
This is the infinitive phrase and its function in the following sentence: She was afraid to dive from the higher platform.
What is "to dive from the higher platform" and an adverb?
400
This is the error in the following sentence: The teacher had to consistently remind the student to complete his homework.
What is a split infinitive?
500
These are the three parts of speech that an infinitive can be used as.
What is a noun, an adjective, or an adverb?
500
These are the two participle adjectives and the words they modify in the following sentence: Peter's locked bedroom door is a sign that he is not in a forgiving mood.
What is "locked" modifies "bedroom" and "forgiving" modifies "mood"?
500
This gerund phrase in the following sentence functions as this part of speech: You would think he'd get tired of picking up after others.
What is "picking up after others" and object of the preposition?
500
This is the infinitive phrase and its function in the following sentence: The plot, to protest the increase in taxes, attracted the attention of the police.
What is "to protest the increase in taxes" and an appositive?
500
This is the error in the following sentence: Being a lover of country music, the concert was enjoyable and exhilarating.
What is a dangling participle?
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