Modifying Verbals

Modifying Verbals

You’ll recall that verbals look like verbs but often take on a different role in the sentence. If you want to modify a verbal you would use an adverb:

Salana, swinging her bat wildly, somehow hit a home run.

Let’s look at some more examples:

Walking regularly is great for your health.

Left alone, Cindy sat on a bench and read a book.

To ski properly takes practice.

As you can see, to check if a word is an adverb you need to know what other part of speech it’s modifying.