Presentation on theme: "Diagramming Verbals. Gerunds Running marathons was his favorite pastime. was Running marathons pastime his favorite Recall that gerunds always function."— Presentation transcript:
Gerunds Running marathons was his favorite pastime. was Running marathons pastime his favorite Recall that gerunds always function as some kind of noun. This gerund is functioning as a subject. gerundObject of the gerund This is slanted over b/c “was” is a linking verb, not an action verb. Pastime is a predicate nominative, not a direct object. This gerund is the subject of this sentence. Hence it goes in the subject slot
Participles Running under the bridge, we found shelter. wefoundshelter Running under the bridge Recall that all participles function as adjectives.
Infinitives “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” live Christ is to for me die gain is to and Both of these are infinitives.
Infinitives For this cause, I sent to know your faith, lest by… sent to know I faith this for cause your