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What type of phrase is underlined in the sentence below? (Lying in bed), I heard a strange noise.
prepositional
* participial
gerund
infinitive

What type of phrase is underlined in the sentence below? The committee (running the event) erected a tent.

prepositional
participial
* gerund
infinitive

My answers:
participial
gerund

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asked by Tyto
  1. Your first answer is right; the second is wrong.

  2. For the second one I thought it would be gerund since there is an -ing, though now I look it is a participial phrase correct?

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    posted by Tyto
  3. Yes. The phrase is acting as an adjective modifying "committee," so it must be a participial phrase.

  4. So they are both participial ?

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