Grammar Answer Check

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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

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    4. No. Trembling is the direct object of the verb, stop.
    5. No.

    The rest are right.

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