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Verbal

A verbal is a noun or adjective formed from a verb. There are three main types:
participle (which acts as an adjective), gerund (which acts as a noun) and the infinitive (which can act as a noun, adjective or adverb).

Examples:

Participle: Catch a falling star. / He is a fallen hero.
Gerund: Swimming the Channel must be difficult. 
Infinitive: She loves to swim.
 
Climbing the known route is the best option. [show me the verbals]
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