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
Grammar Answer Check -
4. No. Trembling is the direct object of the verb, stop.
The rest are right.