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Finding Participles and Participial Phrases

Write the participle or participial phrase and the noun or pronoun it modifies. Be able also to identify the composition

of the phrase by labeling its parts. 1. Working in the lab, the scientist created a robot. 2. Early films were still pictures projected on a wall. 3. Moving pictures came later. 4. Food sealed in cans was given to the campers. 5. Quickly frozen food is necessary to preserve the freshness. 6. Coming into the room, the boy threw his books on the desk. 7. Joe, searching for the code, was really excited. 8. The store sold packaged bakery. 9. Pork and beans canned in tomato sauce is my favorite. 10. Relaxing on his back patio, Jeff fell asleep. 11. Stock traders investing in foreign markets have enjoyed a 40% yield this year. 12. The first city attacked by the troops was in the middle of the desert. 13. Some plants growing at an angle can straighten themselves up. 14. Three teenagers treated in the emergency room yesterday required stitches. 15. The ski run covered with the most new powder attracted huge crowds of skiers. 1. Do you enjoy traveling? 2. Dancing was the highlight of the evening. 3. Lessons in weaving will be given on Tuesdays. 4. His favorite pastime is fishing. 5. Sarah signed up for swimming. 6. Practicing is very important to a successful team. 7. They hate rehearsing. 8. Wipe your feet before entering. 9. She has a great talent, acting. 10. Sailing is my favorite sport.

Finding Gerunds Write the gerund in each sentence. Then identify how each one is used.

Finding Gerund Phrases Write the complete gerund phrase in each sentence. Then identify how each one is used. Be able also to identify the composition of the phrase by labeling its parts. 1. Filling-out a job application takes a long time. 2. Credit for introducing tennis to the United States is usually given to Mary Ewing Outerbridge. 3. Goldenrod has been falsely accused of causing hay fever. 4. We appreciated Mr. Morrisons judging the art contest. 5. Until 1912, women were barred from participating in Olympic events. 6. Keith has a new goal, writing programs for his computer. 7. Landing a jet plane on the deck of an aircraft carrier is one of the most difficult maneuvers in aviation. 8. My weekend job is parking cars at a restaurant. 9. After Thanksgiving I like eating leftover turkey. 10. A grasshopper is capable of jumping a distance of about two feet. Quiz# 4: Gerund Phrases Write the complete gerund phrase in each sentence. Then identify how each one is used. Be able also to identify the composition of the phrase by labeling its parts. 1. A flea is capable of jumping 13 inches in a single leap. 2. I enjoy collecting old coins. 3. Using solar energy is one answer to fuel conservation. 4. Your next chore is taking out the trash. 5. Most snakes can go a year without eating anything. 6. Flying in a helicopter is very noisy. 7. I dont like going to the movies by myself. 8. The highlight of the party was watching the magician. 9. My uncle enjoys a different type of sport, hunting animals with a camera. 10. Dad was surprised at my entering the poetry contest.

Quiz #3. Write the participial phrase and the noun or pronoun it modifies. Be able also to identify the composition of the

phrase by labeling its parts. 1. We should help to rebuild houses destroyed by the storm. 2. Wearing a lei around her neck, the hula dancer moved to the rhythms of the ukulele. 3. Books placed onto the cart will be put back when the library closes at 5:00 p.m. 4. As of tomorrow, anyone carrying a suitcase heavier than thirty pounds will not be allowed on the train. 5. The student carried her completed exam to the instructor. 6. Be mindful of the people sitting over there. 7. Announcements posted on this bulletin board must receive approval from the dean. 8. My coffee mug, chipped from years of use, still means a great deal to me. 9. The falling leaves remind us that winter is coming. 10. Terrified by the series of events, the child sat on the ground and wept. 11. The reporter describing the fiesta didn't reveal all of the colorful details. 12. The restaurant served potatoes baked in a special salt shell. 13. The Red Cross sent helpers to all the countries stricken by the tsunami. 14. The game scheduled for Tuesday was moved up to Monday. 15. The horse terrified by the barking chihuahua bucked and reared.

Finding Infinitives Write the infinitive in each sentence. The label how each one is used noun, adjective, or adverb. 1. Those are the strawberries to freeze. 2. The purpose of the story was to instruct. 3. This weekend Karl plans to study. 4. Carnegie Hall has a reputation to maintain. 5. That game is fun to play. 6. The best horse to ride is Nice Boy. 7. Pilars desire to travel is strong. 8. Do you have to leave? 9. Human hair is almost impossible to destroy. 10 . At an early age, children can learn to swim. Finding infinitive Phrases Write the infinitive phrase in each sentence. Then identify how each one is used. Be able also to identify the composition of the phrase by labeling its parts. 1. As a reporter, she had to verify his story. 2. It took Leonardo da Vinci about five years to complete his famous painting Mona Lisa. 3. Snakes do not seem to care for one anothers company. 4. Did you feel the room vibrate slightly? 5. Try to find the answer to the math problem. 6. From the balcony we were unable to hear the actors. 7. The flying fish, to escape its enemies, leaps out of the water and glides through the air. 8. A baseball can be made to curve six and a half inches from its original course. 9. It was very thoughtful of you to send those flowers. 10. A snake is unable to close its eyes.

Finding Adverb Clauses


Write the complete adverb clause. 1. If the roads are sanded, we will leave immediately. 2. I am often tired after I work a six-day week. 3. His new idea sounds as if it might actually work. 4. My haircut and shampoo took longer than I had imagined. 5. Whenever I visit a museum, I greatly enjoy the exhibits. 6. Her apartment will be brighter when she repaints it. 7. Wait where I can signal you from the window. 8. Because he lied in court, his sentence was longer. 9. My brother was upset when I phoned from the station. 10. While you wait, the artist will complete your portrait.

Finding Adjective Clauses


Write the complete adjective clause . 1. This is a day that we will all remember. 2. A painting which everyone dislikes was removed from the hall. 3. He is a man who someday may be our governor. 4. The Korean War, which dragged on for three long years, finally ended in 1953. 5. There was a time when I drove to the country each summer. 6. Fritz Kreisler, the famous violinist who was a child prodigy, also studied medicine and art. 7. The girl whose wallet I found has been absent for a week. 8. Cracow, which is also spelled Krakow, is a city in Poland. 9. Have you met the candidate whom he wants to nominate? 10. We have had three responses in the time since we placed the advertisement.

Quiz # 5: Infinitive Phrases Write the infinitive phrase in each sentence. Then identify how each one is used. Be able also to identify the composition of the phrase by labeling its parts. 1. We had two hours to finish the test. 2. I decided to serve tacos for dinner. 3. We plan to ride down the rapids of Colorado River. 4. No one would dare begin without him. 5. Artists, to save time, usually draw cartoon characters with only three fingers and a thumb. 6. To repair watches takes patience and skill. 7. Which is the best computer to buy for a teenager? 8. The lens of the eye continues to grow throughout a persons life. 9. His secret ambition was to climb Mount Everest. 10. He trained fully to become a nurse.

Finding Noun Clauses


Write the noun clause in each sentence. Then be able to identify whether it is used as subject, direct object, indirect object, object of a preposition, predicate nominative. 1. Mary is not responsible for what Billy did. 2. George wonders if Fred knows how to cook. 3. He thought that the exam the following week was going to be hard. 4. That Mark learned how to swim is a miracle. 5. He wants to learn about whatever is interesting. 6. Her husband spent whatever she had saved over the years. 7. What they did with the treasure remains a mystery. 8. The question is whether other boys will try the same thing. 9. We are interested in what he does for a living. 10. The astronaut said that people will live on other planets someday.