Analyze the sentence to choose the correct answer for each space.
those books are responsible for my earning an "a" on the paper because they provided just enough information.
identify a demonstrative pronoun:
identify a verbal:
what type of verbal is it?
identify the personal pronoun that modifies the verbal:
Demonstrative Pronoun: "These"
Type of verbal: "gerund"
Personal pronoun: "my"
Demonstrative Pronouns: These are the pronouns which point to something specific within a sentence
Examples: this, that, these, those, such, none, neither.
Verbals: These are words made from verbs but functioning NOT as verbs but as something else (nouns, adjectives, or adverbs).
Examples: In the sentences; cooking requires a lot of skill, he is a learned man, she likes to eat mangoes, cooking (gerund), learned (participle), and to eat (infinitive) are verbals.
Gerund verbal: These are verbals formed by adding -ing after the verbs and functioning as noun. "earning" is acting as a noun; and hence is a gerund.
The personal pronoun "my" is used modifying gerund (noun) "earning"
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