Grammar Answer Check
posted by Victoria
Underline the gerund in each setences (). Then, on the line provided, identify its functions in the sentence. Write subject, predicate nominative, direct object, indirect object, object of a preposition, or appositive.
1. When the rippling began, I took it for sea-wind, [coming] to our valley with rumors of salt, of treeless horizons. --apositive
2. And what I felt was no longer a dry [tingling]. --predicate nominative
3. It was a wave that bathed me as if rain rose from below and around me instead of [falling]. --object of a preposition?
4. When he leaned on my trunk, I could not stop my [trembling]. --object of preposition
5. The balm, his [singing], soaked in through my roots and flowed to the tips of my branches. -- direct object
6. His music gave [living] a new significance. -- indirect object
4. No. Trembling is the direct object of the verb, stop.
The rest are right.