September 16, 2014

Phrases: Participial

The participial phrase includes the participle and the object of the participle or any words modified by or related to the participle. [In the following examples, the participle is bold and the participial phrase is underlined.] The car … [Read more...]

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: Participles

A participle is the form of a verb, but it is NOT a verb. A participle is an adjective. A participle ends in "ing" or "ed" or "en." [In the following examples, the participle is bold and the verb is underlined.] As the colonies became 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...]