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Chapter Quiz

 

Get more practice with verbals and verbal phrases by reviewing Chapter 7 of Language Network, pages 168-183.

Verbals and Verbal Phrases (Print Quiz)

1.

Identify the infinitive or infinitive phrase in the following sentence: I am eager to take any Saturday job.

 

(A)

am eager

 

(B)

any Saturday job

 

(C)

to take any Saturday job

 

(D)

none of the above

  

2.

Identify the infinitive or infinitive phrase in the following sentence: Nobody could forget to feed my cat.

 

(A)

Nobody could forget

 

(B)

to feed my cat

 

(C)

my cat

 

(D)

none of the above

  

3.

Identify the infinitive or infinitive phrase in the following sentence: The instructions say to sand this before painting.

 

(A)

instructions say

 

(B)

to sand this before painting

 

(C)

before painting

 

(D)

none of the above

  

4.

Identify the participle or participial phrase in the following sentence: We noticed a duck waddling toward us.

 

(A)

We noticed a duck

 

(B)

a duck waddling

 

(C)

waddling toward us

 

(D)

none of the above

  

5.

Identify the participle or participial phrase in the following sentence: By jumping quickly, Kevin avoided the oncoming car.

 

(A)

jumping quickly

 

(B)

avoided

 

(C)

oncoming car

 

(D)

none of the above

  

6.

Identify the participle or participial phrase in the following sentence: Running once a week is the only exercise I get.

 

(A)

Running once

 

(B)

once a week

 

(C)

I get

 

(D)

none of the above

  

7.

Identify the gerund or gerund phrase in the following sentence: The magician surprised the audience by disappearing.

 

(A)

The magician

 

(B)

surprised the audience

 

(C)

disappearing

 

(D)

none of the above

  

8.

Identify the gerund or gerund phrase in the following sentence: Solving the crime was easy for Holmes.

 

(A)

Solving the crime

 

(B)

was easy

 

(C)

for Holmes

 

(D)

none of the above

  

9.

Choose the answer that correctly describes the capitalized word in the following sentence: Gerry was in the den, PAINTING.

 

(A)

participial

 

(B)

gerund

  

10.

Choose the answer that correctly describes the capitalized word in the following sentence: CHEATING never gets you anywhere.

 

(A)

participial

 

(B)

gerund

  
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