Identify gerunds-participles Worksheet-4

Identify gerunds-participles Worksheet-4

 

See the underlined word and identify it:

  1. Retiring at a young age is not possible for everyone.

A. None of these                            B. Present participle

C. Past participle                          D. Gerund

 

  1. Grown up people are very cautious in all they do.

A. Gerund                                       B. None of them

C. Present participle                    D. Past participle

 

  1. Donating the prize money was a great thought.

A. Past participle                          B. Gerund

C. None of them                            D. Present participle

 

  1. We had thought of going out for dinner, but could not.

A. Present participle                    B. Past participle

C. Gerund                                       D. None of these

 

  1. Reading is very interesting hobby.

A. Past participle                          B. Gerund

C. Present participle                    D. None of these

 

  1. Reading is an interesting hobby.

A. Gerund                                       B. Present participle

C. Past participle                          D. None of these

 

  1. Licking the lips after eating chocolate is quite natural.

A. Gerund                                       B. Past participle

C. None of them                            D. Present participle

 

  1. What shall we do during the recess today?

A. Past participle                          B. Gerund

C. Present participle                    D. None of these

 

  1. We saw the young man riding a lovely white horse.

A. Present participle                    B. Gerund

C. None of them                            D. Past participle

 

  1. Hurting innocent animals is not a nice thing to do.

A. Past participle                          B. Present participle

C. Gerund                                       D. None of these

 

Answer Key:

  1. D

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

 

  1. D

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

 

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Thought’ is an abstract noun.

 

  1. B

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

 

  1. B

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

 

  1. B

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

 

  1. A

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

 

  1. D

Explanation: ‘During’ is neither a gerund nor a present or past participle.

 

  1. B

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

 

  1. C

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