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Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
Verbal  Phrases
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  • 1. VERBAL PHRASES Mr. Ericson P. Cabrera
  • 2.
    • Identify the function of the underlined phrase…. Number your paper from 1 – 10.
    Get one whole sheet of long pad and answer the following items.
  • 3. A for Adjective
    • The young writer having sold her first story , her mentor decided to throw her a party.
    • When the game was over , the players gathered for a celebration.
    • We plan to move to a bigger city, since career opportunities are rare here.
    • Becoming an astronaut requires a college education.
    • Space colonies will have special areas for raising food crops .
    • Carlo’s interest seems to be the role of plants in the food chain .
    • Cerdric goes to the laboratory to study botany .
    • Maple trees, to name one example , do not usually grow in mountainous areas.
    • Astronauts enjoy exploring outer space .
    • Plans for the mission include using robots .
    B for Noun C for Adverb
  • 4.
    • Introduction
    • Gerund Phrases
    • Participial Phrases
    • Infinitive Phrases
    Verbal Phrases
  • 5.
    • What is verbal?
    • What is a verbal phrase?
  • 6. Verbal and Verbal Phrase
    • A verbal is a noun or adjective formed from a verb .
    • The verbal phrase is composed of a verbal, an object or a subject, and in some cases, a modifier. Each component may be a word or a clause but when put together, functions as a unit.
    Gerund Participial Infinitive Sing = Singing Learn = Learned Man Dance = To dance
  • 7. Gerund Phrases
  • 8. Gerund Phrase
    • Gerund phrase is a verb form in –ing
    • function as a noun
    • subject, subject complement, direct object or object of the preposition.
  • 9. Gerund Phrases
    • Subject
    • Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than what we're trying to do.
    • Subject Complement
    • Newt's favorite tactic has been lying to his constituents .
    • Object of the Preposition
    • You might get in trouble for faking an illness to avoid work .
  • 10. Gerund Phrases
    • A gerund is a verbal ending in -ing that is used as a noun.
    • A gerund phrase consists of a gerund plus modifier(s), object(s), and/or complement(s).
  • 11. Participial Phrases
  • 12. Participle
    • A participle is a verb form that functions as an adjective.
    • Present participles end in –ing
    • Past participles end in -ed, -en, -d, -t, or -n
    • Examples:
    • The crying baby had a wet diaper.
    • Shaken, he walked away from the wrecked car.
  • 13. Participial Phrases
    • Participial phrase functions as a modifier in the sentence.
    • Examples:
    • Beginning Monday, there will be an adjustment in the duration of classes.
    • Removing his coat , Jack rushed to the river.
    • Children introduced to music early develop strong intellectual skills.
  • 14. Participial Phrases
    • 1. A participle is a verbal ending in -ing (present) or -ed, -en, -d, -t, or -n (past) that functions as an adjective, modifying a noun or pronoun.
    • 2. A participial phrase consists of a participle plus modifier(s), object(s), and/or complement(s).
    • 3. Participles and participial phrases must be placed as close to the nouns or pronouns they modify as possible, and those nouns or pronouns must be clearly stated.
  • 15. Infinitive Phrases
  • 16. Infinitive Phrases
    • An infinitive is made from the base form of the verb, which is nearly always preceded by the word to .
    • to + verb
    • An infinitive phrase may function as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
  • 17. Infinitive Phrases
    • Subject and Complement
    • To keep one’s nose to grindstone is to limit one’s view of life .
    • Direct object
    • We intended to leave early .
    • Adjective
    • I have a paper to write before class .
    • Adverb
    • Ian came to see what he could see .
  • 18. Let me test your knowledge…
  • 19.
    • For 4 minutes
    Seatwork 1
  • 20. Identify the participial phrase(s) in each of the following sentences .
    • 1. Getting up at five, we got an early start.
    • 2. Facing college standards, the students realized that they hadn't worked hard enough in high school.
    • 3. Statistics reported by the National Education Association revealed that seventy percent of American colleges offer remedial English classes emphasizing composition.
    • 4. The overloaded car gathered speed slowly.
    • 5. Gathering my courage, I asked for a temporary loan.
    • 6. Having been a gymnast, Lynn knew the importance of exercise.
  • 21.
    • For 4 minutes
    Seatwork 2
  • 22. Underline the gerunds or gerund phrases in the following sentences
    • 1. Swimming keeps me in shape.
    • 2. Swimming in your pool is always fun.
    • 3. Telling your father was a mistake.
    • 4. The college recommends sending applications early.
    • 5. He won the game by scoring during the overtime period.
    • 6. Her most important achievement was winning the national championship.
    • 7. Going to work today took all my energy.
    • 8. Fighting for a losing cause made them depressed.
  • 23.
    • For 1 minute
    Seatwork 3
  • 24. Write YES for infinitive and No for prepositional phrase
    • to the committee
    • to draw
    • to become
    • to enter
    • to my house