Need help in Grade 10 English grammar

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 Select the letter of the term that identifies the phrase in

    parentheses in the following sentence:  Biochemists (working at the

    International Potato Center) have engineered a higher protein

    potato that may become a valuable new protein source for people in

    developing countries.

    a. prepositional phrase

    b. appositive phrase

    c. participial phrase

    d. gerund phrase

    e. infinitive phrase

Jun 12th, 2015

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The answer is a gerund phrase. The gerund phrase begins with a gerund that is a word that ends with -ing. In this case working. The gerund phrase functions as nouns and in this case it is a subject complement giving more information on the biochemists

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