Functions of Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives


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What is a verbal?

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1. In the sentence : The dancing teens cheered excitedly. The verb 'dancing' is used to describe the teens, so it is an example of a:

2. A gerund is a...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learning the parts of speech that make up a sentence can be confusing, but this quiz and corresponding worksheet will test your understanding of how to use gerunds, participles, and infinitives specifically. You will be quizzed on verbal usage and identifying the function of certain gerunds, participles, and infinitives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The definition of a verbal
  • How a specific word functions in a given sentence
  • The definition of a gerund

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a verbal and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as gerunds, participles, and infinitives
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about word function

Additional Information

The lesson titled Functions of Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives will help you:

  • Learn how to identify infinitives in a sentence and understand their function
  • Recognize examples of gerunds and how they are used in a sentence
  • Locate participles and their operation in the present or past
  • Distinguish between the grammatical functions of infinitives, gerunds, and participles