Practice: Verbals And Prepositionals

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We need more review on the Gerunds, Participles, Participial, and Prepositional phrases. Here are some practice opportunities that I will take as a homework grade.


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  • 1. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. Reading all night, I couldn't stop thinking about the novella.

    • A.

      Prep- Adj

    • B.

      Prep - Adv

    • C.

      Gerund

    • D.

      Participial

    Correct Answer
    D. Participial
    Explanation
    The phrase "Reading all night" is the participial phrase in this sentence. It is a present participle phrase that describes the action of reading that the speaker was engaged in all night.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. The Story of the Door is a chapter full of interesting vocabulary.

    • A.

      Prep- Adj

    • B.

      Prep- Adv

    • C.

      Gerund

    • D.

      Participial

    Correct Answer
    A. Prep- Adj
    Explanation
    The phrase "of the Door" is in italics. It is a prepositional phrase that functions as an adjective, modifying the noun "Story." It provides additional information about the story by specifying which story is being referred to.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. Although the vocabulary is challenging, reading the context clues carefully allows me to gain an understanding of the text.

    • A.

      Gerund- S

    • B.

      Gerund - D.O

    • C.

      Gerund - P.N

    • D.

      Gerund- Ob.P

    Correct Answer
    A. Gerund- S
    Explanation
    The phrase in italics is "reading the context clues carefully". It functions as the subject of the sentence, indicating the action of reading the context clues.

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  • 4. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. In my reading, I noticed that Mr. Enfeild was walking in London at 3 AM when he noticed the trampling. Suspicious!

    • A.

      Prep- Adj

    • B.

      Prep- Adv

    • C.

      Gerund

    • D.

      Participial

    Correct Answer
    B. Prep- Adv
    Explanation
    The phrase in italics is "at 3 AM." This phrase functions as a prepositional adverbial phrase, modifying the verb "walking" and indicating the time of the action.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. Instead of wasting my time watching t.v, I read the first 5 chapters of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde/

    • A.

      Gerund- S

    • B.

      Gerund - D.O

    • C.

      Gerund P.N

    • D.

      Gerund Ob. P

    Correct Answer
    D. Gerund Ob. P
    Explanation
    The phrase in italics is "wasting my time watching t.v". It functions as a gerund object of the preposition "Instead of".

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  • 6. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. Be careful, while you are reading, to pay attention to the clues present in each chapter.

    • A.

      Prep - Adj

    • B.

      Prep- Adv

    • C.

      Gerund

    • D.

      Participial

    Correct Answer
    B. Prep- Adv
    Explanation
    The phrase "while you are reading" is in italics. It is identified as "Prep- Adv" because it functions as a prepositional phrase modifying the verb "pay attention." The phrase indicates the time during which the action of paying attention should occur.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. Sitting by the fire on a cool day in a comfy chair, I read the first chapter of the novella.

    • A.

      Prep- Adj

    • B.

      Prep- Adv

    • C.

      Gerund

    • D.

      Participial

    Correct Answer
    D. Participial
    Explanation
    The phrase "Sitting by the fire on a cool day in a comfy chair" is a participial phrase. It starts with the present participle "Sitting" and describes the subject of the sentence, which is the speaker. It provides additional information about the speaker's actions and surroundings.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. Sitting by the fire on a cool day in a comfy chair is not only the best time, but also the best location to read.

    • A.

      Prep- Adj

    • B.

      Prep-Adv

    • C.

      Gerund

    • D.

      Participial

    Correct Answer
    C. Gerund
    Explanation
    The phrase in italics is "Sitting by the fire on a cool day in a comfy chair". This is a gerund phrase because it begins with the present participle "sitting" and functions as a noun in the sentence. It acts as the subject of the sentence and describes the activity or action being performed.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the phrase in italics. They say the best option for dealing with a cold is waiting it out

    • A.

      Gerund - S

    • B.

      Gerund- D.O

    • C.

      Gerund- P.N

    • D.

      Gerund - Ob. P

    Correct Answer
    C. Gerund- P.N
    Explanation
    The phrase in italics is "waiting it out." It functions as a gerund, which is a verb form that acts as a noun. In this case, "waiting" is the gerund and it is functioning as the predicate nominative, renaming or restating the subject "the best option for dealing with a cold."

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  • 10. 

    Identity the phrase in italics. After the students are finished reading the first 2 chapters of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for homework as assigned on Monday, Mrs. Cooke will present them with a  lovely opportunity that will assess their reading.

    • A.

      Prep- Adj

    • B.

      Prep- Adv

    • C.

      Gerund

    • D.

      Participial

    Correct Answer
    A. Prep- Adj
    Explanation
    The phrase in italics is "as assigned on Monday". It functions as an adjective, modifying the noun "homework". It provides additional information about the homework by specifying when it was assigned.

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