Verbs and Verbals Practice Exercises for English Grammar (page 2)

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Updated on Aug 12, 2011


    1. The first thing you should do is remove the wheel and then examine the brakes. or The first thing to do is remove the wheel and then examine the brakes.
    2. Some writers work only four hours a day, because they cannot do creative work for longer periods.
    3. They found that they could not sew the seams well, since they always made mistakes when they first tried to learn a new skill.
    4. When one has little money to spend, one is careful about every purchase. or When you have little money to spend, you are careful about every purchase.
    5. If you go to the dance, you will find unescorted women welcome.
    6. Because he considered the design perfect, the judges ruled against him.
    7. correct
    8. He selected the material for the coat, and the tailor was then told to begin work.
    9. The women had insisted on admitting men to their group, but most of the men found the meetings dull.
    10. Nightmares disturb his sleep night after night, and he finds no relief in sedatives.
    1. complement
    2. adverb
    3. adverb
    4. noun
    5. adverb
    6. complement
    7. noun
    8. noun
    9. noun
    10. noun
    1. the employees to complete the job on schedule
    2. Function of phrase: object of ordered; Functions of words: the modifies employees, employees is subject of infinitive to complete, the modifies job, job is object of to complete, prepositional phrase on schedule modifies to complete, on introduces prepositional phrase, schedule is object of preposition on

    3. To identify enemies
    4. Function of phrase: modifies met; Functions of words: enemies is object of infinitive to identify

    5. her to forget her achievements completely
    6. Function of phrase: object of told; Functions of words: her is subject of infinitive to forget, her modifies achievements, achievements is object of to forget, completely modifies to forget

    7. me to answer the phone in her absence
    8. Function of phrase: object of asked; Functions of words: me is subject of infinitive to answer, the modifies phone, phone is object of to answer, prepositional phrase in her absence modifies to answer, in introduces prepositional phrase, her modifies absence, absence is object of preposition in

    9. To achieve his ambition
    10. Function of phrase: subject of required; Functions of words: his modifies ambition, ambition is object of infinitive to achieve

    1. to have taken
    2. to forgive
    3. to delay
    4. to be fed
    5. to have been fed
    6. to tell
    7. to tell
    8. to play
    9. to admit
    10. to have prepared
    1. to more than lose; to lose more than
    2. correct
    3. To more than two hours work overtime; To work overtime more than two hours
    4. to not board the bus; not to board the bus
    5. was to safe and sound find the child; was to find the child safe and sound
    6. to firmly but respectfully demand; to demand firmly but respectfully
    7. To have within a period of an hour walked around the park; To have walked around the park within an hour
    8. correct
    9. to without hesitation tell the entire story; to tell the entire story without hesitation
    10. to without delay sell their car; to sell their car without delay
    1. Rushing modifies Christopher,
    2. Having been told modifies Hillary,
    3. Found modifies money,
    4. Sustained modifies I,
    5. locked modifies child,
    6. Swallowing modifies boy,
    7. Left modifies Felice,
    8. Having refused modifies William,
    9. Tired modifies attorney,
    10. Congratulating modifies Hingis
    1. Having been told
    2. Finding
    3. Having left
    4. Having refused
    5. Having offered
    6. arriving
    7. omitted
    8. challenging
    9. realizing
    10. having retired
    1. function: subject of verb; modifiers: none; object: none
    2. function: object of verb; modifiers: interesting adjective; object: none
    3. function: object of preposition; modifiers: none; object: none
    4. function: object of verb; modifiers: none; object: none
    5. function: complement of verb; modifiers: none; object: enough
    6. function: subject of verb; modifiers: none; object: specimens
    7. function: subject of verb; modifiers: quickly to the bone adverbial phrase; object: none
    8. function: subject of verb; modifiers: rapidly adverb; object: papers
    9. function: subject of verb; modifiers: good adjective; object: none
    10. function: object of verb; modifiers: his, tedious adjectives; object: none
    1. For a company to sell that many automobiles, a great many people must like the design.
    2. A plane will hit people standing in the runway.
    3. The play having run for many weeks, most people considered it a success.
    4. Before gaining admittance to his apartment, one must ring a bell.
    5. After I had helped the old man cross the street, the rest of the walk was uneventful.
    6. For the painting to achieve even modest acceptance, all aspects of it must be considered carefully.
    7. correct
    8. As I stumbled blindly in the fog, I saw a man appear.
    9. Having assembled all the necessary ingredients, she is certain of a fine dinner.
    10. To prepare a fine dinner, a cook must use fresh ingredients.
    1. correct
    2. are going to do badly
    3. correct
    4. correct
    5. are leaving by January
    6. correct
    7. are willing to take jobs
    8. to take an apartment
    9. correct
    10. and leaving their dying bodies
    1. and can create poor morale
    2. correct
    3. correct
    4. nor lending will lead
    5. but she found
    6. and preserve the independence
    7. correct
    8. and ruining the best
    9. correct
    10. both boring and annoying, or: both a bore and an annoyance
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