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Differentiate the given phrase to either be a gerund, participle, infinitive, appositive, or preposition.


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 2. 
    My brother, a clown by profession, works all weekend at parties and gatherings.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 3. 
    To conclude tonight's program, our cheif of staff would like to say a few words.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 6. 
    The plumber was unable to finish the difficult job in one day.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 8. 
    Pygmalion is by George Shaw, one of my favorite playwrights.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 9. 
    My dog is so scared of storms that she runs and hides under the sofa or behind my desk whenever it rains.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 10. 
    Excersizing is a good reliever.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 12. 
    We will cover much of the material, depending on our time limitations.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 13. 
    John went to college with the dream to study engineering
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 15. 
    Francis found her lost sneakers behind the sofa in the living room.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 16. 
    The store around the corner is painting its interior.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 18. 
    Walking the dog is not my favorite task.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 19. 
    Men often say on their profiles that they like to go walking in the sand on a beach; beware, for this is only so that men can get the ladies. 
    • A. 

      Preposition/infinitive

    • B. 

      Appositive/participle

    • C. 

      Preposition/gerund

    • D. 

      Preposition/appositive

    • E. 

      Infinitive/gerund

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Infinitive/infinitive/preposition

    • B. 

      Preposition/participial/preposition

    • C. 

      Infinitive/preposition/preposition

    • D. 

      Preposition/preposition/preposition

    • E. 

      Preposition/infinitive/preposition

  • 21. 
    Skirt twirling, our professor, an obnoxiously foolish woman, made the mistake of trying to dance, embarassing herself in front of her class
    • A. 

      Absolute/appositive/participle/gerund/prepositional

    • B. 

      Absolute/appositive/gerund/participle/prepositional

    • C. 

      Preposition/appositive/infinitive/participle/prepositional

    • D. 

      Absolute/infinitive/gerund/participle/prepositional