Identifying Gerund Phrases

Underline each gerund phrase. Then write whether the gerund phrase is used as a subject, direct object, predicate noun, or object of a preposition.

1. Drinking large amounts of water can help clear the kidneys.
Drinking large amounts - direct object

2. His favorite hobby is raising guppies.
Raising guppies - Predicate Noun

3. A loud knocking interrupted their dinner.
A loud knocking - Subject

4. Nothing can be gained by choosing sides.
Choosing sides - object

5. He enjoys composing all sorts of music.
Composing all sorts of music - direct object

6. The secretary kept perfect records by writing the dates of each event.
Writing the dates - object

7. Insulating older homes helps conserve energy.
Insulating older homes - subject

8. Tourists at the Acropolis are warned against taking stones for souvenirs.

Taking stones - object

9. Traveling by air is the fastest way to get there.
Traveling by air - subject

10. My plans for vacation include redecorating my room.
Redecorating my room - Predicate noun

Please tell me what is specifically wrong so I can fix it. plz n thank u

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  1. 1. Drinking large amounts of water - not a direct object.

    4, 6, 8. What kind of object?
    6. dates of each event

    The others are right.

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  2. 1 - no
    2 - yes
    3 - yes
    4 - no (what kind of object?)
    5 - yes
    6 - again, object of what?
    7 - yes
    8 - what kind of obect
    9 - yes
    10- no

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  3. On second thought, you are correct on 10.

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  4. 1. subject
    4. I'm not sure for this one but is it nothing can be gained
    8. Taking stones for souvenirs

    are these correct?

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  5. 1. subject - yes
    4. I'm not sure for this one but is it nothing can be gained
    The gerund is choosing
    8. Taking stones for souvenirs
    What kind of object?

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