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Each of the following sentences contains one gerund. Underline the gerund in each sentence. Then write whether it is used as a subject, direct object, predicate noun, or object of a preposition.

1. Walking is excellent exercise. Gerund:
Walking - Subject

2. My little sister observes my birthday by phoning.
Phoning - Direct Object

3. This plant needs pruning.
Pruning - Direct Object

4. Love is caring, and I always try to show I care.
Caring - Predicate Noun

5. Speeding led to the loss of her driver's license.
Speeding - Subject

6. Our goal has always been winning.
Winning - Predicate Noun

7. Don't you ever get tired of studying?
Studying- Object of preposition

8. Exercising is one way to burn up calories.
Calories - Subject

9. After several months Frank's grandmother stopped writing.
Writing - Direct Object

10. The team finished practicing at five o'clock.
Practicing - direct object

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  1. ah ms. sue thx for correction

    2. Phoning- object of preposition
    4. caring- direct object
    8. exercising - subject

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  2. All are correct.

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  3. thank you

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  4. 2, 4, 8 are wrong. The others are right.

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  5. Sorry, Reed. All are not correct.

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  6. Yes, two is wrong, part of speech. I saw it wrong.
    And eight is wrong. I was too quick to judge. Ms. Sue is right.

    Four: "caring" is what we used to call a predicate nominative. If it's now called a predicate noun, so be it. I think you are correct.

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  7. plz check my corrections

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  8. Oops! I goofed on 4. Reed is right!

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  9. You are now correct on 2 and 8. Sorry Ms. Sue and I both goofed, too. :) We got it right, between the three of us. (I think.)

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  10. ok thank

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