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Verbals are words that resemble or look like verbs, but they function as either nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. We call them imposter verbs, because.

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3 Verbals are words that resemble or look like verbs, but they function as either nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. We call them imposter verbs, because they will try to confuse you into thinking they are verbs, but they are really not!

4 Participles Gerunds Infinitives

5 A participle is a verb form that acts as an ADJECTIVE (describes a noun). They end in either –ing or –ed. Ex: The cheering crowd yelled and screamed. Cheering describes the crowd.

6 The wishing well is a favorite attraction at the park.

7 Wishing is the participle because it looks like a verb, ends in –ing, and acts as an adjective, describing the noun well.

8 The stunned grasshopper jumped out of the way of the mans foot.

9 Stunned is the participle because it looks like a verb, ends in –ed, and acts as an adjective describing grasshopper.

10 The participle might not be found right beside the noun it describes…for example: Stunned by the mans foot, the grasshopper jumped out of the way. Stunned is still the participle, and it still modifies grasshopper.

11 Wishing on a star, Kendall thought that her dreams might come true. Where is the participle?

12 Wishing is the participle, and it describes the noun Kendall.

13 Gerunds look like verbs, but they act as nouns. They always end in –ing. Camping is so much fun!

14 Camping is the gerund because it looks like a verb, acts like a noun, and ends in –ing.

15 Swimming is Toms favorite summertime activity.

16 Swimming is the gerund because it looks like a verb, acts like a noun, and ends in –ing.

17 Wallace loves singing in the choir. Where is the gerund?

18 Singing is the gerund because it looks like a verb, acts like a noun, and ends in --Ing.

19 Infinitives are the word to plus a verb. They can act as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. To run, to jump, to play, to cry, to climb

20 To exercise is essential for good health. (acts as a noun) I plan to exercise daily to improve my health. (adverb) (adjective)

21 I love to run in marathons. I dont understand why others do not want to participate in the discussion.

22 To run is an infinitive because it starts with the word to and adds a verb, and it acts as an adverb describing the verb love. To participate is an infinitive because it starts with the word to and adds a verb, and it also acts as an adverb describing the verb do want.

23 What are the three types of verbals, or imposter verbs?

24 Participles- end in –ed or –ing. Act as adjectives. Gerunds- end in –ing. Act as nouns Infinitives- to + verb. Act as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.


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