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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

The local police are talking to Tom. I think he is _____ for the crime. under suspicion to suspicion

from suspicion in suspicion I'll make sure your instructions are followed _____.1) Jimmy his the magic wand under the table.appositive C.4) His wand was given to him by his former student.neither Q.neither .prepositinal B. Gino.appositive C.prepositional B. A. A.5) Before long.appositive C. his pet gopher. Gracie found the wand hidden under the bed.3) Gracie scares him because she's kind of creepy.neither Q.prepositional B.prepositional B.neither Q.prepositional B. at once to once from once in once Jack is clearly ____ when it comes to speaking a foreign language.2) Jimmy wanted to hide it from Gracie. A. A.appositive C. to a disadvantage from a disadvantage at a disadvantage in a disadvantage Question Excerpt From Preposition/Appositive Phrase Quiz Q. A.neither Q.appositive C.

7) I think i'm going to grow a mullet. the murderer confesses. A.appositive C.prepositionl B.8) I'll be transformed into a new man.neither To make the move easier. Ken stood by the side of the road.appositive C.neither Q. A.neither Q. A. Monica packed her books in small boxes. my personal fashion icon.neither Q.neither Q. a fashionable men's hairdo.appositive C.prepositional B. .prepositional B.prepositional B. appositive phrase –ing addition prepositional phrase infinitive phrase Hoping to catch a ride home.6) Gracie quickly turned him into a toad. infinitive phrase appositive phrase –ing addition prepositional phrase At the end of the movie.Q.prepositional B. A.prepositional B.11) I hope to look just like Leon.10) I can imagine my hair blowing in the wind! A.appositive C.appositive C.9) I will look so cool while rollerblading down 79th St.neither Q.appositive C. A.

one of my favorite snacks. a local politician. infinitive phrase –ing addition appositive phrase prepositional phrase Janet Marshall. infinitive phrase appositive phrase prepositional phrase –ing addition . are not very healthy.–ing addition infinitive phrase appositive phrase prepositional phrase Salted peanuts. the cottage has a lovely view. is honest and fair. prepositional phrase infinitive phrase –ing addition appositive phrase Sitting on the side of the small hill.

is open late on Saturdays. –ing addition infinitive phrase prepositional phrase appositive phrase To prepare for the exam.To rent the small apartment. a successful business. –ing addition infinitive phrase prepositional phrase appositive phrase Shifting from one leg to another. –ing addition appositive phrase infinitive phrase prepositional phrase . appositive phrase –ing addition prepositional phrase infinitive phrase Movie Madness. we painted the kitchen and bedroom. Wendy studies for two hours each night. the runner waited for the race to begin.

appositive phrase –ing addition infinitive phrase prepositional phrase Along with his brothers. Will hosted his parents’ anniversary party. appositive phrase prepositional phrase infinitive phrase –ing addition Sinking quickly beneath the waves. –ing addition appositive phrase .Without his coat and scarf. the boat plummeted to the ocean floor. we invested in a security system. infinitive phrase –ing addition prepositional phrase appositive phrase To prevent another robbery. Matt will surely catch a cold.

Your Answer: – ing addition 4.prepositional phrase infinitive phrase Without a doubt. Your Answer: appositive phrase 5. the murderer confesses. At the end of the movie. Sitting on the side of the small hill. Monica packed her books in small boxes. the cottage has a . are not very healthy. appositive phrase prepositional phrase infinitive phrase –ing addition To make the move easier. Your Answer: infinitive phrase 2. one of my favorite snacks. Salted peanuts. Hoping to catch a ride home. Your Answer: prepositional phrase 3. Ken stood by the side of the road. Amanda committed the crime.

Your Answer: infinitive phrase 10. Movie Madness. Janet Marshall. a successful business. Your Answer: – ing addition 9. is honest and fair. Your Answer: appositive phrase 7. a local politician. Your Answer: prepositional phrase . we painted the kitchen and bedroom. the runner waited for the race to begin. Your Answer: appositive phrase 11. Without his coat and scarf. Wendy studies for two hours each night. Shifting from one leg to another. is open late on Saturdays.lovely view. To prepare for the exam. Your Answer: (blank) 8. To rent the small apartment. Your Answer: – ing addition 6. Matt will surely catch a cold.

By the end of Saturday's football game. the boat plummeted to the ocean floor. Amanda committed the crime. Your Answer: prepositional phrase 13. Remember that verb phrases are made up of a main verb plus one or more helping verbs. Your Answer: infinitive phrase 14. Without a doubt. Adverbs including "not" and "-n't" are never part of the verb phrase. we invested in a security system.12. Drew might audition for a part in the school play. To prevent another robbery. Your Answer: – ing addition 15. (1 point) 2. our quarterback had completed six touchdown passes. Your Answer: prepositional phrase Verb Phrase Quiz Write the entire verb phase in the space provided. Along with his brothers. 1. (1 point) . Will hosted his parents’ anniversary party. Sinking quickly beneath the waves. Sometimes one or more words may separate the parts of a verb phrase.

(1 point) 4. (1 point) 9. (1 point) 10. Many sea otters do live off the coast of California. The swim team does not often practice for more than an hour each morning. (1 point) 6. Sarah may be running in the relay race tomorrow. The Kansas City Royals did win the 1985 World Series. participial phrase . a. (1 point) 8. infinitive phrase b. (1 point) Identifying Verbal Phrases Click the answer button to see the answer. Karen can almost always memorize anything.3. There are many pressures and stresses that come with being a student in a foreign country. (1 point) 5. 1. (1 point) 7. My family has not invited John to the party. gerund phrase c. My brother has forgotten his locker key again this week. Next month I will volunteer at Children's Hospital.

infinitive phrase b. participial phrase 7. When a situation becomes too serious. a. Eating different foods and being exposed to different viruses often causes illness among foreign students. participial phrase 5. gerund phrase c. gerund phrase c. participial phrase 3. a. To understand their lessons. gerund phrase c. infinitive phrase b. gerund phrase c. foreign students have additional difficulties in passing their courses. a. Being away from their families and friends makes it difficult for foreign students to concentrate. participial phrase 4. try making a joke. infinitive phrase b. Dealing with a different language and culture.2. participial phrase 6. infinitive phrase b. a. There are several things students can do to minimize their stress. a. infinitive phrase b. gerund phrase c. foreign students generally need twice as much time studying as their native classmates. .

participial phrase 8. gerund phrase c. infinitive phrase b. gerund phrase c. music can soothe your nervous tension. participial phrase 9. participial phrase 11. a.a. gerund phrase c. gerund phrase c. gerund phrase c. A stressful day can be well-ended with taking a long. a. a. infinitive phrase b. laughter can improve a stressful situation. gerund phrase c. infinitive phrase b. a. participial phrase 10. infinitive phrase b. Often said to be the best medicine. Physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat and muscle tension can be reduced by breathing deeply through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Changing the environment. participial phrase 12. infinitive phrase b. a. infinitive phrase b. participial phrase . hot bath. Putting on music can also calm you when you feel overwhelmed.

gerund phrase c. participial phrase 15. infinitive phrase b. will reduce anger and frustration.13. a. a. After clicking "OK" within the javascript alert. academic writing. participial phrase 16. infinitive phrase b. A javascript box will appear to tell you that your choice is correct or incorrect. gerund phrase c. Some people find that singing a song. especially a childhood favorite. Eating several small meals during the day helps keep your energy level up. gerund phrase c. The phrase "prescriptively correct" means that other possibilities might be acceptable in informal writing or speech. infinitive phrase b. participial phrase 14. getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods. . are critical for stress management. but the prescriptively correct option would be most recommended for formal. infinitive phrase b. Another defense against stress is to develop good eating habits. a. gerund phrase c. a. you may try another answer or proceed to the next question if your first choice was correct. Two habits. participial phrase Verbal (and other) Phrases Click within the small circle to the left of your choice for each answer.

An infinitive serves as an adjective. gerund C. B. In the sentence "John likes exercising at the YMCA. An infinitive serves as an adverb. C." the underlined word is correctly classified as which of the following? A. main verb D.If you would like to review definitions of the basic parts of speech before taking this quiz (or at any time during it). In the sentence "I hope to vacation in Canada next year. C. B. I decided finally to learn how to drive. infinitive E. In the sentence "He was eager to leave for vacation. A participle serves as an adjective. E. . A participle serves as an adverb. infinitive E. auxiliary verb 2. In the sentence "Waiting for the late bus. click HERE. D. A participle serves as an adverb. gerund C. auxiliary verb 3. participle B. An infinitive serves as a direct object. 1. main verb D. An infinitive serves as a direct object. participle B. 4. An infinitive serves as an adverb." which of the following is true? A." which of the following is true? A." the underlined word is correctly classified as which of the following? A.

E. B. It contains an infinitive phrase functioning as an adjective. In the sentence "John. was intending to work on the project today. C. All of the above E. None of the above . 5. A prepositional phrase B." the underlined element is correctly classified as which of the following? A. will probably be the first person to be fired. I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me. Which of the following sentences is prescriptively correct? A.D. An appositive phrase D. It contains a participial phrase functioning as an adjective. I appreciate your taking the time to talk with me. Both of the above D. A participial phase C. It contains a prepositional phrase functioning as an adjective. What is true of the following example? "She reads the journals to watch professional trends. A clause B. A phrase C. An infinitive serves as an indirect object. the latest person to be hired. who was hired to deal with such problems. E. It contains a prepositional phrase functioning as an adverb. D. In the sentence "Mary. Neither of the above 8. It contains an infinitive phrase functioning as an adverb." the underlined element is correctly classified as which of the following? A." A. B. Neither of the above 7. C. 6. Both of the above D. A participle serves as an indirect object.

All of the above E. A prepositional phase functions adjectivally. Jammed with commuter traffic. A prepositional phrase functions adverbially C.9. rushed out the front door to check for himself.2: Verbals and verbal phrases This activity contains 10 questions. An appositive phrase D. B." the underlined element is correctly classified as which of the following? A. Both of the above D. Neither of the above Exercise 23. In the sentence "My father. None of the above 10. In the sentence "The boy on the bicycle rode through my wife's perennial garden. refusing to believe that someone had stolen his truck from our driveway. the bridge out of the city the bridge out of the city collapsed suddenly collapsed suddenly Jammed with commuter traffic . the bridge out of the city collapsed suddenly. Identify the verbal phrase in the following sentence. A prepositional phrase B. A participial phase C." which of the following is true? A.

Identify the verbal in the following sentence. participial phrase gerund phrase infinitive phrase . rescue workers needed special equipment. priority serious injuries treating Identify the verbal or verbal phrase in the following sentence. The medics' first priority was treating people with serious injuries. To lift debris off of the cars. The medics' first priority was treating people with serious injuries. off of the cars rescue workers needed special equipment To lift debris off of the cars Identify the type of verbal phrase in bold.

participial phrase infinitive phrase gerund phrase Identify the correct function of the verbal phrase in bold. children wandered aimlessly in the streets. To lift the debris off some of the cars rescue workers needed special equipment. Adverb phrase Adjective phrase Noun phrase Verb phrase . Separated from their parents and sobbing with fear. children wandered aimlessly in the streets.Identify the type of verbal phrase in bold. Separated from their parents and sobbing with fear. infinitive phrase gerund phrase participial phrase Identify the type of verbal phrase in bold.

Verb phrase . bridges collapsed suddenly during rush hour.Identify the correct function of the verbal phrase in bold. The rescue workers tried to calm the children. Adverb phrase Noun phrase Verb phrase Adjective phrase Identify the correct function of the verbal phrase in bold. Noun phrase Adjective phrase Adverb phrase Verb phrase Identify the correct function of the verbal phrase in bold. Lifting the debris off some of the cars required special equipment. Jammed with commuter traffic.

while linking verbs describe conditions. dance. The information is usually descriptive. (active) The wet dog smells awful. object. active verbs are used.eTeacherEnglish. speaking.com Verb Phrase Examples A verb phrase can be the predicate of the clause or sentence. Try Now! www.Noun phrase Adverb phrase Adjective phrase Verb Phrase Examples A verb phrase is the portion of a sentence that contains both the verb and either a direct or indirect object (the verb’s dependents). plus the complement. and then view some verb phrase examples. In order to show activities that can be done.com/Grammar_Checker Free TOEFL Practice Tests Listening. and writing. (linking) Verb phrases take the verb one step further by comprising the verb. (active) Tony appears angry.com/ar Verb Phrases Verbs are words that demonstrate an action. A verb phrase can also be a phrase that functions as an adverb or adjective and contains a verb and its complements. (linking) He appears on screen as an actor. . objects.testden. We’re going to take a look at what verb phrases are. talk. Verb phrases.Grammarly. like sing. www. or modifiers. Learn your score now. They serve as a link between the subject of the verb and information about that subject. reading. such as "She was walking quickly to the mall" comprise the verb (walking) and the complement (to the mall) Ads by Google Instant Grammar Checker Correct All Grammar Errors And Enhance Your Writing. Ads by Google ‫االن ج ل يزي ة ال ل غة ت ع لم‬ www.   She smells the pizza. smell. or adverb. and eat.

you first need some lemons. Ted might eat the cake. You have woken up everyone in the neighborhood. The small dog was reluctant to learn new things. In this case. . verbs.            She was walking quickly to the mall. Walking on the ice. we can afford to buy a new house. the verb phrase consists of the main verb plus any auxiliary. To make lemonade. the man swerved into a ditch. Words were spoken. He should wait before going swimming. complements. These cards may be worth hundreds of dollars! The teacher is writing a report. Those girls are not trying very hard. It takes two people to tango. she slipped and fell.Phrase Is the Predicate of the Sentence Following are some verb phrase examples where the verb phrase is the predicate of a sentence. When he arrives. All of these different verb phrases demonstrate how the dependents of the verb provide important useful information for the reader about the action in the sentence. You can’t eat that! My mother is fixing us some dinner. You must go right now. or objects. Open the door to let the fresh air in. we can try to build a fort. Verb phrases help to make your text more informative and meaningful and they are essential to clear writing. Finally.          Texting on his phone. or helping. As the cat watched. the two puppies fought over a bone. Phrase Functions as an Adverb or Adjective Some verb phrases have a single function which means it can act like an adverb or an adjective. The phrase would include the verb and any modifiers.