posted by mysterychicken .
Need a couple of these checked-
What best describes the phrase in CAPS?
1.Shiny glass bowls and goblets drew the gaze of people PASSING THE WINDOW.
Ans- gerund phrase
2.TO CONVINCE YOUR AUDIENCE, you need facts and solid reasoning
Ans- infinitive phrase
3.Try DIALING THE NUMBER AGAIN VERY SLOWLY.
Ans- participial phrase
The third one confused me...lemme know which ones are wrong
Your first and third answers are wrong.
Please study participial and gerund phrases again.
So #3 = gerund phrase
And #1 = participial phrase
Is that it?
Yes. But I'm disturbed because you obviously didn't take the time to study these kinds of phrases.
They're confusing :(
Do you know the difference between a participial phrase and a gerund phrase? What does your book say?
What does the site I posted for you say?
A gerund is a verbal that ends in -ing and functions as a noun.
A participle is a verbal that is used as an adjective and most often ends in -ing or -ed
Right. So -- tell the difference you look to see how the phrase is functioning. If it describes a noun or pronoun, it's used as an adjective and is a participle.
If it is the subject or object, then it's acting as a noun and is a gerund.
Mkay,I'll remember that. thanks