Gerunds: Are They Verbs? Are They Nouns?


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Which word is the subject in this sentence?

The dog ran into the house.

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1. Which is an example of a verb?

2. Which can be the function of a gerund?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many parts to a sentence, and this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help test your understanding of some of them. You will need to know about subjects, verbs, objects and gerunds in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying an example of a verb
  • The function of a gerund
  • Locating the gerund in a sentence
  • Subjects and objects in sample sentences

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related gerund lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as subjects and objects
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define and identify main terms, such as gerund and verb
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure of example sentences

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about how a sentence is built? Check out the accompanying lesson on Gerunds. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines key grammatical terms such as noun, verb, subject, object, and gerund
  • Explains how different types of words are necessary for communicating action and being
  • Describes how nouns serve different functions depending on their placement in a sentence
  • Shows ways that verbs are used as gerunds when they serve as subjects or objects
  • Identifies the application of nouns, verbs, subjects, objects and gerunds in examples