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Verbals, Participles, and Participle Phrases

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Rebekah Whigham

on 16 November 2012

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Transcript of Verbals, Participles, and Participle Phrases

Verbals Present Participle: Past Participles: Participial Phrases: Participles: What is a noun? They look like action verbs but they are other parts of speech such as:

1. Nouns


3.Adjectives Verbals: Part One Present participles end in -ing. Past participles usually end in -d or -ed. If you know what a participle is, then you will have no trouble locating a participial phrase... Participles and Participial Phrases What is an adjective? What is a verb? Let's see how many adjectives we can use to describe this puppy... what are some actions this puppy might do? (hint hint: cute puppy) Basically, verbals are words that look like verbs, but they aren't... The fighting baby hates sandcastles. Subject? Verb? Verbal? A participle is verb form that can be used as an ADJECTIVE. Participles look like verbs but describe people, places, or things. There are two types of participles: 1. Present Participles 2. Past Participles The vampire is concerned for his dying wife. We ran inside to get out of the pouring rain. Participle ? Describing? Participle? Describing? Watching the clock, the coach became worried. Participle? Describing? A peeled and sliced cucumber can be added to a garden salad. Participle? Describing? The speaker, known for his strong influence in the Civil Rights Movement, was loudly applauded. Participle? Describing? They look like verbs that are happening right now. They look like verbs that have been done in the past. Your Turn! Open your workbooks to page 71
Complete Exercise One A participle phrase is just a participial (past or present) with a few extra words. Seeing the cat, the dog barked loudly. She heard me singing loudly. Practice: 1. Architects, using the latest materials, were glad to design in new ways. 2. From this foundation rises a steel skeleton, supporting the walls and floors. 3. This method of building, first developed in the United States, is used now in many other places in the world. Participial Phrase? Modifies? Participial Phrase? Modifies? Participial Phrase? Modifies? Examples: 1. The prancing horses were loudly applauded by the audience. Find the participle and identify it as past or present 2. The game scheduled for tonight was postponed because of rain. 3. Painfully sunburned, I vowed always to use sunscreen and never be so careless again. 4. We thought the banging shutters upstairs was someone walking in the attic. 5. Leaving the field, the happy player rushed to her parents sitting on the bleachers. Participle or verb? 1. The plane has been delayed by the weather. 2. The delayed game will be played next week. 3. A growing child needs nutritious food. 4. Queen Anne's lace was growing by the roadside. Your Turn! Open your workbook to page 71
Complete numbers 5-10 of Exercise Two
Pass up worksheet when completed 3-2-1 Noun: Doctor what are 3 present participles that could be placed with this noun? What are 2 past participles that could be placed with this noun? Write 1 sentence using one of your participles. 3. caring,
3. rescuing
3. giving 2. fascinated
2. tired 1. The concerned doctor walked sadly out of the room. Exit Slip Your Turn! 3-2-1 Look at the noun on your index card and write on the back: 3 present participles that could be placed with this noun 2 past participles that could be placed with this noun 1 sentence using one of your participles.
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