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Participle and Participle Phrases

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Kayla Byrd

on 10 June 2011

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Transcript of Participle and Participle Phrases

Participles and Participle Phrases What is it?
A verb form that is used as an adjective.
-Past or Present
-Ending in -ing, -d, -ed, -en, -t Where can you find them?
Participles can be found at the beginning, middle, or end of sentences, BUT they must be relatively close to the noun or pronoun they modify.
Participles are ONE WORD
Participle phrases consist of that one word plus modifiers (all the words refering to that participle). Steps to finding the participle or participle phrase:

Find the subject
Find the real verb
Find the other words that look like verbs (clue: word endings) Example 1 The pouring rain drove us inside for the party.
-pouring is the participle
-it describes rain
-avoid getting the participle confused with the real verb Example 2 Known for her patience, Mrs.
Williams was his favorite teacher.

-"known" is the participle
-"for her patience" is the modifier
-this phrase describes Mrs. Williams

*subject and real verb: Mrs. Williams was Twirling their canes, the dancers
tapped across the stage. She heard me sighing loudly
*participle phrases may have
modifiers such as adverbs Participial Video
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