Gerund: Phrases & Examples


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1. A gerund phrase is a gerund

2. Identify the gerund in the following sentence: She is riding her bike without a helmet.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo assesses your understanding of gerunds and gerund phrases. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to know the meaning of a gerund and be able to recognize gerunds/gerund phrases in example sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Defining a gerund and a gerund phrase
  • Identifying the gerund in a given sentence
  • Locating a gerund phrase in an example

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as gerund and gerund phrase
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gerund functions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about gerunds in example sentences

Additional Learning

To learn more about using gerunds and gerund phrases in a sentence, check out the accompanying lesson on Gerund Phrases. This lesson will help you:

  • Define grammatical terms such as gerund, verbal, verb, noun and subject
  • Identify gerunds in a given sentence
  • Understand how gerund phrases are used with a modifier and/or objects
  • Evaluate example sentences to find the gerund phrase