Gerunds And Gerund Phrases

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Practice identifying gerunds, gerund phrases, and their functions in sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Identify the function of the underlined gerund phrase:Alissa's favorite playground activity is playing tag.
    • A. 

      Subject

    • B. 

      Direct object

    • C. 

      Predicate nominative

    • D. 

      Appositive

  • 2. 
    Identify the function of the underlined gerund:Dina is paying for her college expenses by babysitting.
    • A. 

      Object of a preposition

    • B. 

      Direct object

    • C. 

      Subject

    • D. 

      Appositive

  • 3. 
    Identify the function of the underlined gerund phrase:Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of Richard's goals in life. 
    • A. 

      Subject

    • B. 

      Direct object

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Predicate Nominative

  • 4. 
    Identify the function of the underlined gerund:I'm quite proud of my special skill, woodworking.
    • A. 

      Subject

    • B. 

      Object of a Preposition

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Appositive

  • 5. 
    Which part of this sentence contains a gerund or gerund phrase?Naomi's hobby, stamp collecting, occupies much of her time.
    • A. 

      Naomi's hobby

    • B. 

      Stamp collecting

    • C. 

      Much of her time

    • D. 

      Occupies

  • 6. 
    What part of this sentence includes a gerund or gerund phrase?Visiting with my grandmother is going to be my favorite part of the trip.
    • A. 

      Visiting with my grandmother

    • B. 

      Is going to be

    • C. 

      My favorite part

    • D. 

      Of the trip

  • 7. 
    Which part of this sentence contains a gerund or gerund phrase?I love to watch the setting of the sun.
    • A. 

      I love

    • B. 

      To watch

    • C. 

      The setting of the sun

    • D. 

      The sun

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