Chapter 4- Lesson 1- Verbals

Verbals

 

A verbal is just a label for something that has to do with a verb.

 

Verbal Phrases are phrases that begin with verbs. There are three types of Verbal Phrases:

 

Gerunds

Participles

Infinitives

 

 

Gerunds

A gerund is a noun that turns into a verb. You just add –ing to it. For example:

 

Run = Running

Think = Thinking

Play = Playing

 

Participles

A Participle is a verb that turns into an adjective. There are two kinds of Participles:

 

Past Participle:

Usually, ends in –n, -en, -t, -et, -d and acts like an adjective.

For example: Half- eaten apple or Ruined castle

 

Present Participles:

Usually, ends in –ing and its used with another verb. It also acts like an adjective.

For example: She was eating an apple or They were ruining a castle.

 

 

Written by Jeyran Main


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