Language Arts: Gerunds - Lessons
Type the gerunds or gerund phrases that are functioning as subjects in the spaces provided.
1. Washing the car took all day.
2. Studying can be hard work.
3. Playing the saxophone is Gil's real talent.
4. Hiking up the mountain was tiresome.
5. Reading spy novels is what Karen enjoys.
6. Sleeping past noon makes the day shorter.
7. Writing exciting stories takes creativity.
1. His pastime is bowling.
2. The cows are grazing in the pasture.
3. Water was dripping from the tank.
4. I am playing the violin in the concert.
5. The leaves were blowing across the yard all morning.
Type the gerunds or gerund phrases that are functioning as subject complements in the spaces provided.
Type the gerunds or gerund phrases that are functioning as direct objects in the spaces provided.
1. He goes camping every weekend.
2. She loves eating chocolate covered strawberries.
3. Henry likes working on his computer.
4. He went digging for clams.
5. She tried eating the entire pizza by herself.
Type the gerunds or gerund phrases that are functioning as objects of prepositions in the spaces provided.
My working late for the past four weeks has contributed to
extreme physical exhaustion.
Jennifer was excited about his choosing her for the lead role.
I appreciate your seeing me on such short notice.
Their talking was disturbing the other patrons in the theater.
Winning the contest depended on our picking the right
Type the possessive pronoun and the gerund for each sentence in the spaces provided.
1. Sam received extra money for answering surveys.
2. Please clean your bedroom before leaving.
3. He became a professional skater by practicing everyday.
4. Jerry read a book about fixing computers.
5. Marcia took a walk after eating dinner.
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