Gerund As Subject Or Object Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Have you ever heard of a gerund as a subject or an object? When used as a noun, it is considered a gerund. In this case, it can be used as the subject or object to the sentence. Like nouns, gerunds can be the subject, object, or complement of a sentence. The gerund can be the object of a preposition. If you want to learn more about gerunds, this quiz may be helpful.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Choose the sentence that uses a gerund in the subject position.

    • A.

      Eating chocolate can reduce your blood pressure.

    • B.

      People are eating chocolate these days to lower their blood pressure.

    • C.

      Interesting facts about chocolate are always on the Internet.

    Correct Answer
    A. Eating chocolate can reduce your blood pressure.
    Explanation
    In the sentence "Eating chocolate can reduce your blood pressure," the gerund phrase "Eating chocolate" serves as the subject of the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the sentence that uses a gerund in the subject position.

    • A.

      Exciting people like the I Love Lucy show.

    • B.

      It is exciting to watch I Love Lucy.

    • C.

      Watching I Love Lucy is exciting.

    Correct Answer
    C. Watching I Love Lucy is exciting.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Watching I Love Lucy is exciting" uses a gerund in the subject position. In this sentence, the gerund "watching" functions as the subject of the sentence, indicating the action or activity that is exciting.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the sentence that uses a gerund in the object position.

    • A.

      Working hard is important to Lucy and Ethel.

    • B.

      Lucy and Ethel are working hard at their new job.

    • C.

      Lucy and Ethel like working hard.

    Correct Answer
    C. Lucy and Ethel like working hard.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Lucy and Ethel like working hard" uses a gerund in the object position. The word "working" is a gerund, which is a verb form that functions as a noun. In this sentence, "working hard" is the object of the verb "like."

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  • 4. 

    Choose the sentence that uses a gerund in the object position.

    • A.

      The supervisor at the chocolate factory is yelling at the women.

    • B.

      The supervisor at the chocolate factory can't stand to be nice.

    • C.

      The supervisor at the chocolate factory enjoys making the women suffer.

    Correct Answer
    C. The supervisor at the chocolate factory enjoys making the women suffer.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The supervisor at the chocolate factory enjoys making the women suffer" uses a gerund in the object position. The word "making" is a gerund, which is a verb form that functions as a noun. In this sentence, "making" is the object of the verb "enjoys."

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  • 5. 

    Choose the sentence that uses a gerund in the object position.

    • A.

      Lucy and Ethel think wrapping chocolate is hard.

    • B.

      Lucy and Ethel are hardworking women.

    • C.

      Wrapping chocolate is harder than it seems.

    Correct Answer
    A. Lucy and Ethel think wrapping chocolate is hard.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Lucy and Ethel think wrapping chocolate is hard" uses a gerund in the object position. The gerund "wrapping" functions as the object of the verb "think".

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  • 6. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      The women start wrapping the chocolate correctly at first.

    • B.

      The women start to wrapping the chocolate correctly at first.

    • C.

      The women are starting to wrapping the chocolate correclty at first.

    Correct Answer
    A. The women start wrapping the chocolate correctly at first.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The women start wrapping the chocolate correctly at first." This sentence is written in the present tense and uses the correct form of the verb "start" followed by the gerund "wrapping." The use of "correctly" is also appropriate to describe how the women are wrapping the chocolate.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      The chocolate starts coming out faster and faster.

    • B.

      The chocolate starting to come out faster and faster.

    • C.

      The chocolate is starting to coming faster and faster.

    Correct Answer
    A. The chocolate starts coming out faster and faster.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The chocolate starts coming out faster and faster." This sentence is written in the present tense and uses the correct verb form "starts" to indicate that the action of the chocolate coming out is beginning. The use of the present participle "coming" is also appropriate to describe the ongoing action of the chocolate coming out faster and faster. The other options either use incorrect verb forms ("starting to come out" instead of "starts coming out") or have errors in verb tense ("is starting to coming").

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  • 8. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      Put the chocolate in their shirts is the solution.

    • B.

      Putting the chocolate in their shirts is the solution.

    • C.

      Putting chocolate in their shirts.

    Correct Answer
    B. Putting the chocolate in their shirts is the solution.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Putting the chocolate in their shirts is the solution." This sentence is written in the present participle form, which is used to describe an ongoing action. The subject "putting" is followed by the direct object "the chocolate," and the prepositional phrase "in their shirts" indicates where the action is taking place. The sentence is grammatically correct and clearly conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 9. 

    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.

    • A.

      They stuffing their mouths with candy.

    • B.

      They to stuff their mouths with candy.

    • C.

      Stuffing their mouths with candy helps them.

    Correct Answer
    C. Stuffing their mouths with candy helps them.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Stuffing their mouths with candy helps them." This sentence is written correctly because it uses the present participle form of the verb "stuffing" to show an ongoing action. The subject "they" is correctly placed before the verb, and the sentence is grammatically complete and coherent.

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