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Which sentence contains a verbal phrase acting as a noun?

A. The athletes ran the 500-meter race with ease.

B. Skilled as a baker, Donna embellishes her cakes with handmade fondant.

C. The crowd diffused after the concert ended and the area lights came on.

D. My objective was writing an eloquent speech.

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Answer: D. My objective was writing an eloquent speech.

A verbal phrase of a sentence is the part of that sentence which contains a verb, and an object (direct or indirect). A verbal phrase will function as the verb in the sentence irrespective of there being more than one word. The sentence “my objective was writing an eloquent speech” has ” writing an eloquent speech” as its verbal phrase and this will also act as the subject complement of the sentence

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