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Identify whether the underlined phrase is a gerund phrase, an infinitive phrase, or a participial phrase.
(Having graduated) summa laude from Princeton, Patrick was ready to start.
A. gerund
B. infinitive
C. participial

** My answer is A. gerund **

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  1. No. A gerund is a noun. But this phrase describes the noun, Patrick.

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    Ms. Sue
  2. My apologies, it's C. participial

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  3. No problem. Yes, it's a participle.

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    Ms. Sue
  4. Thank you so much Ms Sue, hope you have a good rest of your afternoon / evening. :)

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  5. You're welcome -- and you, too.

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    Ms. Sue

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