A verbal is a word based on a verb that acts like a different part of speech. Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives are all verbals.
Gerunds are verbals that end with “ing” that act like nouns, some of these words include: allowing, hating, eating, cheating, seeing, laughing, smacking. One example of a Gerund being used in a sentence is:
A participle is a verbal that can be used as an adjective to specify nouns. A few examples of participles are: crying, hurt, drinking, laughing. One example of a participle used in a sentence is:
Infinitives are verbals that are preceded by the word “to”. These words can be used as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. One example of an Infinitive used in a sentence is: