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Gerund Phrase Practice

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gerund phrase
consists of a gerund and any modifiers or complements the gerund has.
gerund phrase
is used as a noun: subject, predicate nominative, direct object, or object of a preposition
gerund
verb form ending in -ing that is used as a noun
The gentle pattering of the rain was a welcome sound.
GP: The gentle pattering of the rain (subject)
I feared skiing down the mountain alone.
GP: skiing down the mountain alone (direct object)
My dog's favorite game is bringing me the newspaper.
GP: bringing me the newspaper (predicate nominative)
Evelyn Ashford won a gold medal for running the 100-meter dash.
GP: running the 100-meter dash (object of the preposition)
This preparation gives you time for figuring out the best natural light for photography.
GP: figuring out the best natural light for photography (object of the preposition)
Knowing the animals' habits and habitats is vital to success.
GP: knowing the animals' habits and habitats (subject)
Exciting and challenging, wildlife photography is surprisingly similar to pursuing prey on a hunt.
GP: pursuing prey on a hunt (object of the preposition)
Photographers often like taking pictures of animals feeding near ponds and rivers.
GP: taking pictures of animals feeding near ponds and rivers (direct object)
Exaggerating Roosevelt's features has resulted in an amusing but unmistakable likeness.
GP: exaggerating Roosevelt's features (subject)
In photography, you must also consider choosing the correct film.
GP: choosing the correct film (direct object)
Other important skills are being quiet and keeping your aim very steady.
GP: being quiet (predicate nominative) keeping your aim very steady (predicate nominative)