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English Grammar

Verbal phrases

A verbal is a verb form used as another part of speech. There are three types of verbals: participles, gerunds, and infinitives. Each type has a different function in a sentence:

Participles function as adjectives.
Gerunds function as nouns.
Infinitives function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs.

Sections In This Article
Phrases
Prepositional phrases
Appositives
Verbal phrases
Participle phrases
Infinitive phrases
Gerund phrases

See Also
Adjective clauses
Noun clauses
Synthesis of sentences
Transformation of sentences

 

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