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Verbals and Verbal Phrases

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: To shell walnuts is difficult.

 

(A)

To shell walnuts

 

(B)

is difficult

 

(C)

shell

 

(D)

none of the above

  

3.

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

  

4.

Identify the participle or participial phrase in the following sentence: The passage, translated into three languages, foretold a terrible tragedy.

 

(A)

the passage

 

(B)

into three languages

 

(C)

translated into three languages

 

(D)

none of the above.

  

5.

Identify the gerund or gerund phrase in the following sentence: Jay enjoyed floating on the raft.

 

(A)

Jay enjoyed

 

(B)

floating on the raft

 

(C)

enjoyed floating

 

(D)

none of the above

  

6.

Identify the gerund or gerund phrase in the following sentence: Riding the Mad Butterfly upsets Becky's stomach.

 

(A)

Riding the Mad Butterfly

 

(B)

upsets Becky's stomach

 

(C)

Riding

 

(D)

none of the above

  

7.

Choose the answer that tells how the capitalized phrase is used: Sandy, ENCOURAGED BY ALL OF US, told her story.

 

(A)

subject of verb

 

(B)

object of verb

 

(C)

adjective

  

8.

Choose the answer that tells how the capitalized phrase is used: Mr. Wells assigned READING TWO CHAPTERS.

 

(A)

adjective

 

(B)

object of verb

 

(C)

adverb

  

9.

Choose the answer that correctly describes the capitalized word or phrase in the following sentence: SueAnne came in out of the rain, DRIPPING WET.

 

(A)

participial phrase

 

(B)

gerund phrase

  

10.

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

 

(A)

participial phrase

 

(B)

gerund phrase