W E WERE TROUBLED BY THE LACK OF NEWS. W E WERE TROUBLED BY THE LACK OF NEWS. W E CHECKED OUR PHONES AGAIN. W E CHECKED OUR PHONES AGAIN. T HE TREE HAD FALLEN. T HE TREE HAD FALLEN. I T MADE A GOOD PLACE FOR A SEAT. I T MADE A GOOD PLACE FOR A SEAT. C OMBINED T ROUBLED BY THE LACK OF NEWS, WE CHECKED OUR PHONES AGAIN. T ROUBLED BY THE LACK OF NEWS, WE CHECKED OUR PHONES AGAIN.
Functions of Nouns (Gerunds) Subject of a sentence Reading is my favorite pastime. Direct Object I gave my friend a painting. Indirect Object I will give horseback riding a try. Predicate Nominative (Noun) Her favorite sport is swimming. Object of a Preposition The students are good at writing. Appositive Her profession, teaching, is stressful
Infinitives used as nouns Subject To pass, you must study and complete homework. Direct Object The friends decided to eat. Predicate Nominative (Noun) The prisoner’s only option was to surrender. Object of the Preposition When I woke up, the bus was about to leave. Appositive You only have one choice, to go.
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