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4.List the verbals in the following sentences, Identify the type of each one (gerund, infinitive or participle), and state how each verbal is used in the sentence ( as a noun, and adjective, or an adverb).

Example: Swimming is an aerobic exercise.

( Swimming – gerund, used as a noun.)

a. I wanted to leave, but it was too early.


to leave - infinitive, used as a noun.


b. The screaming toddler disturbed the sunday morning church services.

screaming - participle, used as an adjective. (should I include "morning" also ... honestly, I dont think it's a verbal. I'm gonna say it's just a regular adjective, because I could easily replace it by: "afternoon" Am I correct?

c.His running for re-election depends on public support.

running - gerund, used as a noun.

d.To avoid a delay in your plans, try arriving fifteen minutes early.

to avoid - infinitive, used as a noun. *this one I'm unsure about. (need some help)




thanks. How are my answers looking?




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They're all fine except the last one, where an infinitive structure is used adverbially. (It answers the question "Why?")
CJ
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a. 'To leave" is not used as a noun, though it's an infinitive verb. It comes after the partial auxiliary "want".

b. Correct. Morning is a noun, used as an adjective.

c. Correct.

d. "To avoid" is an infinitive used as an adverb.

I hope that helps.
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thanks,,,, this helps a lot.