Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 211 - 215

Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Gerunds

Instructions: Find the gerunds and gerund phrases in the following sentences and tell if they are used as a subject, a direct object, a predicate nominative, an appositive, an indirect object, or an object of a preposition.

1. Cooking gourmet meals can be very expensive.

Cooking gourmet mealsS can be very expensive.

2. NASA likes shooting at the moon.

NASA likes shooting at the moonDO.

3. You need a rereading of the script.

You need a rereading of the scriptDO.

4. Our only hope is taking them by surprise.

Our only hope is taking them by surprisePN.

5. That man was known for sparing the rod.

That man was known for sparing the rodOoP.

6. You cannot do that, parking near a fire hydrant.

You cannot do that, parking near a fire hydrantApp.

7. Our task, driving on that road, was very difficult.

Our task, driving on that roadApp, was very difficult.

8. Try doing it this way.

Try doing it this wayDO.

9. Just thinking of traveling in space excites many people.

Just thinkingDO of traveling in spaceOoP  
excites many people.

10. I find relaxation in my gardening.

I find relaxation in my gardeningOoP.

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