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Week Twenty-Seven Language Arts Warm Ups

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1. Name and define the three types of verbals.

Answer: Participle - A verb used as an adjective.
Gerund - A verb ending in -ing and used as a noun.
Infinitive - A verb that usually begins with to and is used as a noun, adjective or adverb.

2. Identify the verbal in the following sentence and label it as a particple, gerund or infinitive.

Singing is a talent that gets better with practice.

Answer: singing, gerund.

3. Identify the verbal in the following sentence and label it as a particple, gerund or infinitive.

The student's desire was to pass the test.

Answer: to pass, infinitive.

4. Identify the verbal in the following sentence and label it as a particple, gerund or infinitive.

Her passion was running.

Answer: running, gerund.

5. Identify the verbal in the following sentence and label it as a particple, gerund or infinitive.

The singing nun became a superstar.

Answer: singing, participle.

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