|Gerund Recognition Practice
Definition: A verbal is a verb form used as another part of speech.
There are 3 types of verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives. We are going to take each of these separately in these worksheets. We are also going to have sheets for both recognizing the verbal by itself and then as a verbal phrase. This worksheet is just on recognizing gerunds.
Gerund: a verb form ending in -ing (present participle) used as a noun. Thus it can be in the position of subject, direct object, object of the preposition, or predicate noun.
Remember this: A word ending in -ing can be either a verb, a participle or a gerund. To determine which one it is, you must determine how it is used in the sentence. Do these steps:
Bill and Tony enjoy running.
The running water overflowed.
Exercise Directions: Write down the gerund in each sentence.
After it, tell how it is being used in the sentence: subject, direct
object, predicate noun, or object of the preposition. Some
sentences do NOT have a gerund. Remember that any part of speech
can be compound, meaning that there can be two or more.|
1. Helen enjoys sketching children.
2. Swimming is good exercise.
3. Elaine and Rita are singing in the chorus tonight.
4. Of all my interests, I care most about swimming.
5. Traveling gives one a chance to see many wonderful sights.
6. A good hobby for boys can be fishing or painting.
7. Few things are better for relaxing than a satisfying hobby.
8. Many people find that they can beat stress by walking.
9. A good hobby and exercise can be skating.
10. Visiting our relatives in a pleasant activity.