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We have just seen this type of verbal. These are constructed by adding -ing to a verb to turn it into a noun. Here are some more examples:
"I went fishing."
"I love reading what you write"
A participle is a verb that is used as an adjective. A present participle always ends in -ing but a past participle can have different endings (-ed, -en, -d, -t, -n). Here are a few examples:
"The crying baby was hungry."
"Bob crawled away from the broken toy."
An infinitive is an unconjugated verb with the word "to" in front of it. These can be used as nouns, adjectives or adverbs. Some examples:
"I waited for the weekend to arrive."
"He wants to fly."
verb :: To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind.
"Lastly, I have endeavoured strongly to inculcate, that virtue and innocence can scarce ever be injured but by indiscretion; and that it is this alone which often betrays them into the snares that deceit and villainy spread for them." --Fielding, Henry
"What" is used to ask a question when there are an unknown number of possible answers. "Which" is used to ask a question when there are a fixed number of possible answers.
With what hand do you write?
Which is your favorite color?
With which hand do you write?
What is your favorite color?
noun :: The act of increasing by natural growth.
"These fresh accretions of capital were immediately invested in other ventures." --by London, Jack
verb :: To shift or turn from one side to the other, from the direct course, or from truth; to speak with equivocation; to shuffle; to quibble
"As regards your questions, however, I will not prevaricate nor deceive you, but will tell you without concealment all that the old man of the sea told me." --Homer
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