Identify gerunds-participles Worksheet-3

Identify gerunds-participles Worksheet-3

 

See the underlined word and identify it:

  1. This boring serial has been running for quite some months now.

A. Gerund                                       B. None of them

C. Present participle                    D. Past participle

 

  1. This boring serial has been running for quite some months now.

A. Gerund                                       B. Past participle

C. Present participle                    D. None of these

 

  1. This morning I saw a lovely sight.

A. Past participle                          B. Gerund

C. None of them                            D. Present participle

 

  1. Nearly a million copies of the new book have been sold.

A. Present participle                    B. Gerund

C. None of them                            D. Past participle

 

  1. Laughing at oneself is not easy for everyone to do.

A. Gerund                                       B. Present participle

C. Past participle                          D. None of these

 

  1. Getting up early and finishing one’s work well in time is most beneficial to all.

A. Gerund                                       B. None of them

C. Present participle                    D. Past participle

 

  1. I am baking four cakes right now.

A. Present participle                    B. Gerund

C. Past participle                          D. None of these

 

  1. The rat was killed by the cat.

A. Gerund                                       B. Past participle

C. Present participle                    D. None of these

 

  1. Why are these children fighting?

A. Gerund                                       B. None of them

C. Past participle                          D. Present participle

 

  1. These sodden notes need to be dried.

A. Present participle                    B. Past participle

C. Gerund                                       D. None of these

 

Answer Key:

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Running’ is a present participle because it forms part of the verb.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Boring’ is a present participle because it is doing the work of an adjective.

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Morning’ is an adverb of time. It is not a gerund, a present or past participle.

 

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Sold’ is a past participle because it forms part of the verb.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Laughing’ is a gerund because it is doing the work of a noun.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Finishing’ is a gerund because it is doing the work of a noun.

 

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Baking’ is a present participle because it forms part of the verb.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Killed’ is a past participle because it forms part of the verb.

 

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Fighting’ is a present participle because it forms part of the verb.

 

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Sodden’ is a past participle because it is doing the work of an adjective.