Gerunds Worksheet

Category: Mechanics

Check out this Gerunds Worksheet with exercises that test your ability to recognize these verbals. Improve your sentence mechanics by practicing the ability to identify whether each gerund is acting as a subject, object or subject complement.

Gerunds Worksheet

Instructions

For each example below, identify the gerund. Next, write whether it is acting as a subject, an object (of the verb or of a preposition) or a subject complement.

  • Two hours of working out every day left Tanya exhausted by the end of the week.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • Hanging the photo frames symmetrically proved more difficult than Tom thought.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • You should still join us; try sneaking away for an hour while your husband is still at work.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • Tim enjoys jogging a few miles every morning.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • Winning at strategy games is something at which Tracey excels.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • My younger brother found himself grounded for three weeks after disobeying our parents.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • Tanner’s favorite winter activity is snowshoeing out to the Eben Ice Caves.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • Sometimes simply knowing is better than trying to come up with all the possibilities, even when it is not what you want to hear.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • Without practicing as much as you have in the past, you cannot expect to do as well.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________

  • Trisha is enjoying every second of her vacation on the Virgin Islands.
    Gerund = ______________
    Is the gerund acting as a subject, object or subject complement? _____________