Distinguishing between Adverbials, Adjectivals, and Nominals
Directions: Each sentence contains an underlined item. In the box below each sentence, identify the item as an adjectival, adverbial or nominal. Then identify it as clause or phrase. If it is a phrase, identify it as a prepositional or verbal phrase. If it is a verbal phrase, identify it as a present participle, past participle, gerund or infinitive. When you are finished, click the "Check My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers.
Example: The crowd clapped for
the actor portraying King Lear.
Answer: adjectival, verbal phrase, present participle