Which sentence contains words in italics that form a gerund phrase?

A. The laughing boy sat down. (Laughing is the italic word

B. An interesting novel provides good entertainment. ( Interesting is the italic word)

C. Winning the race demanded speed and endurance. (Winning is the italic word)

D. I am going home. (going is the italic word)


Just giving you the answer won't help you with future homework. Do you understand WHY the third one is correct? Do you see how it is different from the other -ing words?



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Yes, I understand why the third sentence is correct. The word "winning" in the sentence forms a gerund phrase because it acts as a noun. In this case, "winning" is the subject of the sentence and represents the action of winning the race.

To determine if a word forms a gerund phrase, you can follow these steps:

1. Identify the word that ends in "-ing".
2. Determine if the word is acting as a noun in the sentence.
3. If the word is acting as a noun, it forms a gerund phrase.

In the case of the third sentence, "winning" is acting as a noun because it represents the action of winning. This means that it forms a gerund phrase.

For more information on gerunds and how to identify them, you can refer to the resources provided in the links.