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I dentification of Verbals
 
Lesson 3-21
Prompt:As part of the present tense verb form, three verbals have been presented — the present participle, the gerund, and the present infinitive.
Directions:Each sentence below contains a verbal to include verbal phrases. Do the following: 1) click to select the verbal or verbal phrase in each sentence, and 2) click to select below whether the verbal in the above sentence is present participle/participial, gerund/gerundial, or present infinitive.
1.Watching the Super Bowl is an American past time.
2.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
3.Many people participate in betting games.
4.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
5.Most people just enjoy watching the game.
6.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
7.Turning on the barbecue, we all wait for half time.
8.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
9.We have come to root for our team.
10.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
11.The running backs are having a good game.
12.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
13.To watch such a great spectacle is fun.
14.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
15.The passing attack was destroying the defense.
16.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present Infinitive)
17.To earn a Super Bowl ring is every player's dream.
18.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
19.The singing of the National Anthem started the game.
20.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
21.Blowing his whistle, the referee stopped the play.
22.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
23.To play in the Super Bowl shall be my ambition.
24.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
25.Playing the game as hard as possible, our team was leading.
26.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)
27.Watching their team lose is very upsetting to some people.
28.(present participle/participial) (gerund/gerundial) (present infinitive)