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Read the sentences below and select the part of speech from the table. If a word is neither a gerund nor a verb, leave the column blank.
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Speaking of the voyage of the “Beagle,” he says, “On my return home in the autumn of 1836 I immediately began to prepare my journal for publication, and then saw how many facts indicated the common descent of species…. In July (1837) I opened my first note-book for facts in relation to the Origin of Species, about which I had long reflected, and never ceased working for the next twenty years.

Darwin, Charles Robert. The Origin of Species. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1909–14,

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