Gerunds: Verbs That End in -ing


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1. A gerund is a...

2. To identify a gerund, you want to look for verbs ending in -ing that are used in a sentence as the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gerunds are types of verbals that end in -ing and are used like nouns. Review how to spot gerunds and gerund phrases with this worksheet and quiz. The assessment will ask you to identify different ways to use gerunds in sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Give the definition for a verbal
  • Define gerund
  • Understand how to recognize a gerund in a sentence
  • Read sentences and identify how the gerund is used

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on verbs that end in -ing
  • Distinguishing differences - understand differences of using a gerund as the subject, direct object, subject complement, or object of a preposition in a sentence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gerunds

Additional Learning

To learn more about gerunds, review the accompanying lesson on verbs that end in -ing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define verbal and gerund
  • Identify gerund phrases
  • Understand how gerunds can be used in a sentence as the subject, direct object, subject complement, or object of a preposition
  • Read example sentences and identify the gerund and gerund phrase