September 23, 2014

Verbals: The basics

A verbal is the form of a verb used as a noun, adjective or adverb. Identifying verbals can be somewhat tricky. While verbals are forms of verbs, they are NOT the action associated with the subject. In other words, they are not verbs. Gerunds … [Read more...]

Verbals: Gerunds

A gerund is the form of a verb, but it is NOT a verb. A gerund is a noun. A gerund ends in "ing." [In the following examples, the gerund is bold and the verb is underlined.] Many local governments and school districts forbid releasing … [Read more...]

Phrases: Gerund

The gerund phrase includes the gerund and the object of the gerund or any modifiers related to the gerund. [In the following examples, the gerund is bold and the gerund phrase is underlined.] Flying above the lake at this time of night seems a … [Read more...]

Nouns: Object of the Verbal

Verbals are forms of verbs used as other parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives or adverbs. In some cases a noun will follow the verbal and "receive" it.  That noun is called the object of the verbal. As with other objects, it can be identified … [Read more...]