Sunday, June 18, 2017

Lesson 206 – Parts of the Sentence – Verbals

A verbal is a verb form used as some other part of speech. There are three kinds of verbals: gerunds, participles and infinitives.
A gerund always ends in ing and is used as a noun. Example: Eatingis fun.
A participle is used as an adjective and ends various ways. A present participle always ends with ing as does the gerund, but remember that it is an adjective. A past participle ends with ed, n, or irregularly. Examples: played, broken, brought, sung, seeing, having seen, being seen, seen, having been seen.
An infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. Examples: to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten.
Instructions: Find the verbals in the following sentences.
1. I can’t understand Will’s failing in college.
2. Many trees stood bordering the south entrance to the house.
3. I will have to consult your parents.
4. His searching glance terrified the hostages.
5. You should buy a tie to match your suit.
–For answers scroll down.
1. failing
2. bordering
3. to consult
4. searching
5. to match

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from Daily Grammar Lessons Blog

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