October 21, 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: Infinitives

An infinitive is the form of the verb, but it is not a verb. An infinitive can be a noun, an adjective or an adverb. An infinitive is always "to" plus a verb. [In the following examples, the infinitive is bold and the verb is … [Read more...]

Phrases: Infinitive

The infinitive phrase includes the infinitive and the object of the infinitive or any modifiers related to the infinitive. [In the following examples, the infinitive is bold and the infinitive phrase is underlined.] Even in New York, fans did … [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...]