Verbal Phrases Quiz

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Verbal Phrases Quiz - Quiz

Please complete this quiz on what we covered in class regarding verbal phrases. There is no time limit; however, please complete by Sunday at 11:59 p. M. You will have one chance to complete the quiz. Each question is worth (1) one point. The quiz consists of true/false, multiple choice, and short answer. Be sure to answer each question to the best of your ability, leaving no question unanswered. Good luck!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Participles may be used as adjectives, adverbs, or nouns.

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    • B.


    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Participles are verb forms that can function as adjectives, adverbs, or nouns. Therefore, the statement that "Participles may be used as adjectives, adverbs, or nouns" is true.

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  • 2. 

    The “to” form of a verb is called the ______________ form.

    Correct Answer
    The "to" form of a verb is called the infinitive form. This form is used to express the basic form of a verb without any tense or subject agreement. It is often used after the word "to" to indicate purpose or intention. For example, in the sentence "I want to eat," "to eat" is the infinitive form of the verb "eat."

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following forms is NOT considered a verbal?

    • A.


    • B.


    • C.


    • D.


    Correct Answer
    B. Subjunctive
    The subjunctive form is not considered a verbal because it is not used to express action or state. Instead, it is used to express hypothetical or unreal situations, wishes, recommendations, or demands. Verbal forms, on the other hand, are verb forms that function as verbs in a sentence and express action or state. Examples of verbal forms include participles, gerunds, and infinitives, which all have verbal characteristics and can function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs in a sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Name the two types of participial phrases separated by a comma (ex. first, second):

    Correct Answer
    Essential, non-essential
    essential, non essential
    non-essential, essential
    non essential, essential
    The answer is essential, non-essential. This is because the question asks for the two types of participial phrases separated by a comma, and essential and non-essential are two distinct types of participial phrases. The other options provided are either missing one of the types or have the types in a different order.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the type of verbal phrase, specifically the participle, in the following sentence: “The Indians living in modern day North Carolina were members of the Cherokee tribe.” 

    Correct Answer
    living in modern day North Carolina
    The verbal phrase "living in modern day North Carolina" is a present participle phrase. It is formed by the present participle "living" and functions as an adjective, describing the Indians.

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