to the World of Gerunds!
What is a gerund?
- a form of a verb
that acts like a noun
1 of the 3 verbals
- always end in -ing
- function as a noun such
2. Direct Object
3. Indirect Object
4. Predicate Nominative
Object of the Preposition
The Quest to Diagram!!
1: Read the sentence
more than once.
2: Search for all the nouns of the sentence.
Step 3: Only look at the nouns that end in -ing.
Step 4: Eliminate the "possible gerunds" that act as a verb, adverb, or adjective.
5: Once the correct gerund is chosen, begin to diagram the sentence(may be necessary to recall
or rewatch the powerpoint (up above)).
Step 6: Once confident about attempting to diagram the sentence with the gerund,
go for it and keep a positive attitude ("I can do this!!!!").
Step 7: Observe your masterpiece and give yourself a little pat on the back.
Now, examples to try on your own:
subject: Diagramming is fun!
direct object: They went canoeing.
indirect object: His performance gives acting
a bad name.
appositive: My new hobby, cooking,
is quite fun.
object of the preposition: Fisherman obtain food by fishing.
predicate nominative: One relaxing exercise is swimming.
*GREAT JOB!!! WELL DONE!!!!*