Verb Masquerade: Infinitives, Gerunds, and Participles
About the Verb Masquerade: Infinitives, Gerunds, and Participles Lesson
Another lesson on three kinds of verbals: Infinitives, Gerunds, and Participles.
• to review the concept of verbals;
• to review the meaning of infinitives, gerunds and participles;
• to assess students? understanding through appropriate written exercises;
Sometimes verbs do not act like verbs at all. They act like other parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives or adverbs. When they do this they are called verbals.
Verbals are still verbs. They still express action or state of being, but they are not used as the main verb in a sentence. There are three main kinds of verbals: