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Common Core Standard L.8.1a Questions

Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.

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Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which sentence has an infinitive phrase?
  1. He wanted beans.
  2. They went to study math.
  3. She went to the market.
  4. They ran from the park.
Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which sentence has a gerund phrase?
  1. I love eating blueberries.
  2. I love to eat blueberries.
  3. I love blueberries.
  4. I love it when blueberries are good.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which one of the following sentences uses a participial phrase correctly?
  1. Washed with my clothes, my cellphone no longer worked.
  2. When I washed my cellphone with my clothes it no longer worked.
  3. My cellphone no longer worked, washed with my clothes.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which of the following sentences uses a participial phrase correctly?
  1. Changing the oil every 3,000 miles, there is an easy way to keep your car running smoothly.
  2. If we change the oil every 3,000 miles, we can keep our car running smoothly.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which of the following sentences uses a participial phrase correctly?
  1. Draped neatly over a hanger, William borrowed grandpas suit to wear to the interview.
  2. For the interview, William borrowed grandpas old suit, that was draped neatly over a hanger.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which of the following sentences uses a participial phrase correctly?
  1. Grazing on the grass, the women observed the cows.
  2. The women watched the cows, grazing on the grass.
  3. Observed the cows grazing on the grass, the women.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which if the following sentences does NOT use a participial phrase correctly?
  1. Disappointed almost to the point of tears, the empty test tube was examined by the professor.
  2. The professor was dissapointed almost to the point of tears when he saw the empty test tube.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which of the following sentences uses a participial phrase correctly?
  1. After we placed them in a tiny bundle, we left the newspapers at the door.
  2. Placed in a tiny bundle, we left the newspapers at the door.

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