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Review: Infinitive, Participle, Gerund. Verbals. Standard. ELACC8L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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ELACC8L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

a. Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.


Gerunds are nouns that look like verbs ending in ING

Ex. I like walking in the rain.


Participles are adjectives that look like verbs. They usually end in ing or ed, but can also have irregular forms.

Ex. Walking in the rain, the traveler searched for shelter.


Infinitives are to+ verb and can act like nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.

Ex. I like to walk in the rain.

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Decide: Gerund, Participle, Infinitive
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  • Sandra, looking both ways, carefully crossed the street.
  • Andrea loves baking pies for the county fair.
  • Rock Repelling can be dangerous if you do not use the right equipment.
  • I enjoy eating jellybeans.
  • Eating a mouth full of food, the horse made loud munching noises.
  • I think I want to eat pizza tonight.
  • Whatever is in the oven seems to be burning.