Identifying Gerund Phrases in English


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What is a gerund?

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Find the gerund phrase in this sentence:

Curt likes eating spinach for breakfast.

2. What is NOT a role a gerund can play?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is designed to measure your understanding of gerund phrases. You'll be tested on their general meaning as well as their application within sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will prompt you to answer questions concerning:

  • The definition of gerund
  • Locating gerund phrases in sentences
  • Roles of gerunds in language

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between sentences that do and don't contain gerund phrases
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define gerund
  • Reading comprehension - verify that you've drawn key information from the lesson on the roles gerunds can play

Additional Learning

To further study this aspect of language, you can review the accompanying lesson titled Identifying Gerund Phrases in English. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Know the role of verbs in language
  • Familiarize yourself with transitive verbs
  • Understand the meaning of present participle
  • Review provided examples of gerund phrases