English Grammar: Verbs

What are the verbs in these sentences? I just want to check my work.

Gasping, Matty called for his gift to come. There was no sense of how to direct it. He became aware, suddenly, that he had been chosen for this.

Thanks in advance!

asked by Cicilia
  1. I'll be glad to check your answers.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. These are my answers:
    gasping
    called
    was
    became
    had been chosen

    I'm not sure about "to come" and "to direct". Are the ones that I listed right? Did I miss any?

    Thanks Ms. Sue!

    posted by Cicilia
  3. All except gasping are correct. There are only the last four verbs you listed.


    In this sentence, "gasping" is a present participle used as an adjective. "To come" and "to direct" are infinitives used as adjectives in these sentences.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. Oh, okay! Thanks!

    Just curious- What words do "to come" and "to direct" describe?

    posted by Cicilia
  5. To come describes gift. To direct describes how.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  6. She is spending money like have plenty

    posted by Moose

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