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NOTE: Homework #1 includes verbs and verbals. Please study the sections on verbs AND verbals before completing this homework assignment.

Homework #1

1. The dog that we ran from bites anyone who comes in his yard.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. auxiliary verb

2. The tennis star smiled at his fans when they cheered his victory.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. auxiliary verb

3. The boy will list every dinosaur known to scientists if you give him the opportunity.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. auxiliary verb

4. Ahmad's extensive thinking on the flow of sediment in streams was perplexing to his friends.

    a. participle     b. gerund     c. infinitive     d. lexical verb

5. The quarterback planned to throw the ball out of bounds.

    a. participle     b. gerund     c. infinitive     d. lexical verb 

6. Could someone tell Marte how running could possibly be considered fun?

    a. participle     b. gerund     c. infinitive      d. lexical verb

7. The captain was delighted to see the island on the horizon.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. participle     e. gerund

8. That monkey swung on the branch and escaped the predator.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. participle     e. gerund

9. The speaker sounded nervous during the press conference.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. auxiliary verb

10. "Stop that man," yelled the police officer.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. auxiliary verb

11. Did you think Shield appeared irritated when we asked her to help us with the decorations?

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. participle     e. gerund

12. If you are not careful, the baker will not give you any of the cookies.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. infinitive     d. participle     e. gerund

13. Frog, the joke vendor outside the bookstore, talks to anyone who walks by.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. infinitive     d. participle     e. gerund

14. It looks as if we all wanted to offer Kim the same gift.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. infinitive     d. participle     e. gerund

15. After finishing the entire cake, Cindy started on the jar of cookies.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. infinitive     d. participle     e. gerund

16. Praying for someone to save him from his predicament, Andre kept talking to the world expert on worms.

    a. participle     b. gerund     c. infinitive      d. lexical verb

17. Her younger brother, who has a perplexing sense of humor, often irritates people.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. infinitive     d. participle     e. gerund

18. It is always an easy task to deliver flowers to people.

    a. participle     b. gerund     c. infinitive      d. lexical verb

19. While running for the bus, Martin lost his umbrella.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. infinitive     d. participle     e. gerund

20. The man on my train sings too loudly for some, but I enjoy it.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. participle     e. gerund

21. Does that person appear lost?

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. auxiliary verb

22. The child pleaded, "Mom, please give me a piece of candy."

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. auxiliary verb

23. The newest member of our team has grown more confused with each passing week.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. linking verb     d. participle     e. gerund

24. The news commentator was sure that most viewers would understand the issues if given the chance.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. infinitive     d. participle     e. gerund

25. The woman who won last week's race surprised the rest of the competitors.

    a. transitive verb     b. intransitive verb     c. infinitive     d. participle     e. gerund