Portuguese activity, aimed at students in the eighth year of elementary school, explores gerund verbs. Are we going to analyze verbs in this noun form? To do so, answer the proposed questions!
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After a few minutes in the oven, the almost liquid cake mass will grow and become solid, but without hardening, becoming just fluffy. The main agent of this transformation is the yeast, which, when it comes into contact with the moisture of the dough - that is, with the water present in the dough ingredients - it starts to release carbon dioxide, the same as the balls in the soda. In the cake, the carbon dioxide bubbles do not burst, they are trapped in the mixture. During heating, more carbon dioxide is released and the bubbles expand causing the cake to rise and become fluffy. […]
“Ciência Hoje das Crianças” magazine. Edition 229.
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Question 1 – In the passage “After a few minutes in the oven, the almost liquid cake dough grows […]”, the verb “to go” forms a phrase with:
( ) an infinitive.
( ) a gerund.
( ) a participle.
Question 2 – In the excerpt “[…] and becoming solid […]”, the word “if” indicates:
( ) the active voice of the verb in the gerund.
( ) the passive voice of the verb in the gerund.
( ) the reflective voice of the verb in the gerund.
Question 3 – In the excerpt above, the verb in the gerund is:
( ) binding.
( ) intransitive.
( ) direct transitive.
Question 4 – The segment below was transcribed without the comma before the gerund. Put it on:
"During heating, more carbon dioxide is released and the bubbles expand causing the cake to rise and turn fluffy."
Question 5 - Identify the passage that contains a gerund verb:
( ) “[…] but without hardening, just getting fluffy.”
( ) “[…] when coming into contact with the moisture of the dough […]”
( ) “[…] they are trapped in the mixture.”
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Languages and specialist in distance education.