Verb, Participle, Or Gerund?

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Distinguish among verbs, participles and gerund.. Indicate whether the bold word in each sentence is a verb, a participle, or a gerund.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A rolling stone gathers no moss.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 2. 
    Who is pitching today?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 3. 
    He has a strong pitching arm.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 4. 
    Pitching is our weakness.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 5. 
    Her great love is acting.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 6. 
    Who is acting in the play?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 7. 
    Portia was her first acting role.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 8. 
    The moving van was late.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 9. 
    Moving is always troublesome.  
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 10. 
    The Halls are moving away.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 11. 
    I am afraid of flying.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 12. 
    The team is hoping for a win.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 13. 
    Ed never stopped hoping.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 14. 
    The gravy needs stirring.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 15. 
    Cal gave a stirring speech.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 16. 
    I was stirring the stew.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 17. 
    I have been shopping for new shoes.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 18. 
    Bruno hates shopping.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund

  • 20. 
    Jo practices singing daily.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Gerund