Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 221 - 225

Parts of the Sentence - Verbals

Instructions: Find the participles, infinitives, participial phrases, and infinitive phrases in these sentences and tell what word they modify.

1. My attempts to comfort the lost boy were useless.

My attempts to comfort the lost boy were useless.
 - to comfort the lost boy modifies attempts
 - lost modifies boy

2. Having been left behind, the puppy gave a whining howl.

Having been left behind, the puppy gave a whining howl.
 - Having been left behind modifies puppy
 - whining modifies howl

3. The exhausted men were given the signal to start the march.

The exhausted men were given the signal to start the march.
 - exhausted modifies men
 - to start the march modifies signal

4. The admired musician wants a person to study with him.

The admired musician wants a person to study with him.
 - admired modifies musician
 - to study with him modifies person

5. The screaming fans cheered their fighting team.

The screaming fans cheered their fighting team.
 - screaming modifies fans
 - fighting modifies team

6. The droning lecture caused the students' heads to nod.

The droning lecture caused the students' heads to nod.
 - droning modifies lecture
 - to nod modifies heads

7. Having finished our work, we now had time to play.

Having finished our work, we now had time to play.
 - Having finished our work modifies we
 - to play modifies time

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