Understanding Participles - TeacherPage

Understanding Participles - TeacherPage

Understanding Verbals A verbal is a verb that is being used as another part of speech rather than a verb. There are three types of Verbals Participles Gerunds Infinitives Examples

The frightened cat scratched my eye. Running seems tiresome at first. Sometimes I like to swing and sometimes I like to slide at the park. Verbals A verbal is a verb that is being used as

Participle another part of speech rather than a verb. Gerund Examples The frightened cat scratched my eye. Running seems tiresome at first.

Sometimes I like to swing and sometimes I like to slide at the park. Infinitive Participles A participle is a verbal that acts as an adjective. The crying woman left the movie theater.

The frustrated child ran away from home. Participles A participle is a form of a verb that acts as an adjective.

The crying woman left the movie theater. The frustrated child ran away from home. Past or Present Participles Participles ending in an ing are Present Participles Participles ending in an ed are Past

Participles Identify the Participles in the following sentences Sometimes my gurgling stomach keeps me from concentrating While sleeping with the TV on, the

tormented child dreamt of monsters. Screaming adults tend to be very impatient. Gerunds A gerund is a verbal that acts as a noun. -Running is great exercise -Most people enjoy eating. Gerunds

A gerund is a verbal that acts as a noun. (always end in ing) -Running is great exercise -Most people enjoy eating. Identify the Gerunds in the following sentences

Talking is a disruptive activity. My son loves playing with his toy dinosaur. The doctor gave studying all of his attention. Infinitives An infinitive is a Verbal that appears with the word to and acts as a noun, adjective, or adverb 2 types of infinitives

Present infinitive (only to + verb) Perfect infinitive (to have or to have been + past tense version of the verb) Infinitive examples Present I like to debate. To play with matches is wrong.

Perfect I would have liked to read the paper. To have been mentioned would have been enough. Identify the verbals in the following sentences and identify them as a participle, a gerund or an infinitive.

Meditating on positive ideas brings great physical health. The explorer struggled to find the remote colony. The heated pool is great for sore muscles

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