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  1. Verbals Review

  2. The past participle of a verb is formed by adding the ending • ed • s • ing

  3. The present participle of a verb is formed by adding the ending • ed • s • ing

  4. A gerund is a verb form that ends in • ed • s • ing

  5. The verb form (verbal) that always serves as a noun is a • participle • infinitive • gerund • none of the above

  6. The verb form (verbal) that always serves as an adjective is • participle • gerund • infinitive • none of the above

  7. The verb form (verbal) that can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb is • participle • gerund • infinitive • none of the above

  8. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the function of the verbal or verbal phrase in each sentence.

  9. Mark's current interest is creating a web page for his club. • subject • object of a preposition • direct object • predicate nominative. • no verbal in sentence

  10. That old wooden stick is for mixing paint. • subject • object of a preposition • direct object • predicate nominative • no verbal in sentence

  11. Mountain climbing is a sport that demands body control, flexibility, and stamina. • subject • object of a preposition • direct object • predicate nominative • no verbal in sentence

  12. Whenever she walked through the frozen foods section of the grocery story, Mandy started shivering. • subject • object of a preposition • direct object • predicate nominative • no verbal in sentence

  13. Ms. Kerr always makes time in her day for gardening. • subject • object of a preposition • direct object • predicate nominative • no verbal in sentence

  14. Sue is walking her dog down the path toward the waterfall. • subject • object of a preposition • direct object • predicate nominative • no verbal in sentence

  15. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the function of the infinitive phrase in each sentence.

  16. The cheerleaders plan to compete in the state competition this fall. • noun • adjective • adverb

  17. To let customers know about their new menu, the restaurant advertised in the local newspaper. • noun • adjective • adverb

  18. The researcher needed a magnifying glass to see the fine print on the old document. • noun • adjective • adverb

  19. Sarah intends to enroll in cooking school after she graduates. • noun • adjective • adverb

  20. Critics ridiculed William Seward for his decision to buy Alaska from Russia. • noun • adjective • adverb

  21. In each group choose the sentence that uses phrases more clearly and correctly.

  22. Correct sentence? • To win the prize at the fair, the rules must be followed exactly. • To win the prize at the fair, contestants must follow the rules exactly.

  23. Correct sentence? • Shoveling the drive at top speed, the continually falling snow discouraged me. • Shoveling the drive at top speed, I felt discouraged by the continually falling snow.

  24. Correct sentence? • Whistling merrily, the keeper fed the hosed down the elephants. • The keeper fed and hosed down the elephants whistling merrily.

  25. Correct sentence? • Brad opened the ticking box filled with apprehension. • Filled with apprehension, Brad opened the ticking box.

  26. Correct sentence? • Hoping to win a blue ribbon, the pet owner groomed her dog carefully. • Hoping to win a blue ribbon, the dog was groomed carefully by the pet owner.

  27. Coach Lefko, addressing the team members, urged them to do their best. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  28. The point of bowling is to knock down every pin. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  29. Everybody looked up at the circling airplanes. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  30. Laughing is a universal expression of joy. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  31. The little boy sneaked into the circus by crawling under the tent. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  32. To cook requires little more than common sense. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  33. Stunned by the verdict, the defendant slumped in his seat. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  34. Our assignment for music class is to write a rap song. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  35. After yesterday's windstorm, I really have to rake the lawn. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  36. The voices of the fans grew hoarse from cheering at the Alabama-Auburn game. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  37. Lucie begged her brother to lend her his portable radio. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  38. The newly installed elevator refused to go up or down. • participle • participle phrase • gerund • gerund phrase • infinitive • infinitive phrase

  39. With her binoculars Katrina tried to glimpse the yellow warbler. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  40. Fred prepared for the marathon by going on a high carbohydrate diet. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  41. Wrestling requires strength and agility. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  42. Dozens of moths are fluttering against the window screen. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  43. The girl's dream is to win a gold medal at the Olympics. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  44. To read the newspaper every day is my New Year's resolution. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  45. Touching his numb jaw, Jamal said good-bye to his dentist. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  46. Workers removed barrels of contaminated waste from the dump. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  47. To skate in the Olympics is Hana's great ambition. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  48. Hana's whole life is skating. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  49. A sweet, soft breeze is wafting in the window. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb

  50. Lester felt dizzy after standing up too quickly. • main verb in a verb phrase • adjective • subject • direct object • object of a preposition • predicate nominative • predicate adjective • adverb