Quiz 1: Verbals

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Locate the verbal in the following sentence and identify its verbal form.

The swiftly flowing stream was icy cold.

Participle

Locate the verbal in the following sentence and identify its verbal form.

She wants to go to town.

Infinitive

Locate the verbal in the following sentence and identify its verbal form.

Bob enjoys listening to music.

Gerund

Locate the verbal in the following sentence and identify its verbal form.

Few pastimes are more enjoyable than reading.

Gerund

Locate the verbal in the following sentence and identify its verbal form.

Kathy picked up the pieces of broken glass.

Participle

Locate the gerund and identify its noun use.

He wrote a book on the fine points of running.

Object of the preposition

Locate the gerund and identify its noun use.

Wrestling alligators seems both foolish and dangerous.

Subject

Locate the gerund and identify its noun use.

John likes jogging, Great Danes, and sweet rolls.

D.O.

Locate the gerund and identify its noun use.

Besides eating, what does your baby sister do?

Object of the preposition

Locate the gerund and identify its noun use.

The art of stamp collecting is called philately.

Object of the preposition

Locate the infinitive and identify its use.

Check the turkey to see if it is done.

Adverb

Locate the infinitive and identify its use.

My mother has finally learned to ride my brother's motorcycle.

Noun

Locate the infinitive and identify its use.

I don't really want to write that letter, but I should.

Noun

Locate the participle and the word it modifies.

My teacher finds dangling participles unacceptable.

Participle: dangling
Word modified: participles

Locate the participle and the word it modifies.

Lying in the shade, the cow swished away flies with her tail.

Participle: lying
Word modified: cow

Locate the participle and the word it modifies.

Reading from Shakespeare, the teacher reminded us to pay attention.

Participle: reading
Word modified: teacher

Locate the participle and the word it modifies.

The essay, written in 1810, is surprisingly modern.

Participle: written
Word modified: essay

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