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Verb Wars Episode #3: Return of the Participle. What Are Participles ?. What is a participle? A participle is a verb that can also be used as an adjective. Present participles end in – ing . Example: The swimming duck flapped his wings.

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Verb wars episode 3 return of the participle

Verb WarsEpisode #3:Return of the Participle


What are participles

What Are Participles?

  • What is a participle?

    • A participle is a verb that can also be used as an adjective.

      • Present participles end in –ing.

        • Example: The swimming duck flapped his wings.

      • Most past participles end in –d or –ed. Some are irregular.

        • Example: The abandoned warehouse was on fire.

        • Irregular example: The chosen one sighed.


What are participial phrases

What Are Participial Phrases?

  • What is a participial phrase?

    • A participial phrase consists of a participle and any modifiers the participle has. The entire phrase is then used as an adjective.

    • This can come either before the noun or after it.

      Example:

      Singing sweetly, the bird flew home.

      The cat, meowing noisily, finally got the owner’s attention.


Punctuating participial phrases

Punctuating Participial Phrases

  • When a participial phrase is used BEFORE the noun/subject in the sentence, it is followed by a comma.

    • Singing sweetly, the bird flew home.

  • When a participial phrase is used AFTER the noun/subject and before the predicate, it is called a parenthetical statement and is therefore both preceded and followed by a comma.

    • The cat, meowing noisily, finally got the owner’s attention.


Let s practice

Let’s Practice

The running refrigerator sent the electric bill soaring.

Answer:

Running, present participle


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The bird, chirping noisily, woke me up.

Answer:

Chirping noisily, participial phrase


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The haunted house frightened the children.

Answer:

haunted, past participle


Let s practice3

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Spoken loudly, the teacher’s words were taken seriously.

Answer:

Spoken loudly, participial phrase


Let s practice4

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The girl, crying softly, delivered the news.

Answer:

Crying softly, participial phrase


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The ruined reputation could not be salvaged.

Answer:

Ruined, past participle


Let s practice6

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Whistling quietly, the girl walked down the hallway.

Answer:

Whistling quietly, participial phrase


Let s practice7

Let’s Practice

She took a bite of the melting ice cream

Answer:

melting, present participle


Let s practice8

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They couldn’t run fast enough on their throbbing feet.

Answer:

throbbing, present participle


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Zombies attacked the abandoned town.

Answer:

Abandoned, past participle


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Dancing wildly, the child moved with the music.

Answer:

Dancing wildly, participial phrase


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She couldn’t do much to stop the screeching sound.

Answer:

screeching, present participle


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Sleeping quietly, the girl was hidden beneath the washed sheets.

Answer:

Sleeping quietly, participial phrase

Washed, past participle


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My mother, scowling angrily, sent me to my room.

Answer:

Scowling angry, past participle


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Let’s Practice

The screaming girl did not listen to the pleading of the other students.

Answer:

Screaming, present participle

But not pleading…because pleading is a gerund!


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Her styled hair was blowing in the breeze.

Answer:

Styled, past participle


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