Participial Participial Phrases

Participial Participial Phrases

Participles & Participial Phrases Participial A participle is a verb used as an adjective. There are two kinds of participles. The present participle ends in -ing. The past participle has the past form of the verb which would go with the verb have and

would usually end in ed OR it is the past participle form of an irregular verb such as written, frozen, broken, etc. Participles in sentences The crying baby drew a long breath and sucked in a spider crouching in the corner of the crib. What does the

present participle crying modify? baby What does the present participle crouching modify? spider

Participial Phrases A participial phrase is the participle plus any complements and modifiers of the participle and complements. A participial phrase may include other types of phrases. Examples of

Participial Phrases Swinging from the trees, the monkey chattered at me. The participial phrase is : swinging from the trees. If the participial phrase is an adjective it must modify a noun. More Examples 1.The woman wearing the red dress lives in the neighborhood. 2. The moon robot, activated by a

remote switch, switch started moving slowly. 3.I saw the monkey swinging from the trees. 4. Fearing being left behind. Tony followed the crowd, Practice Try writing a sentence about this cartoon that

begins with a present participial phrase. Try writing a sentence about this cartoon with a participial phrase in the middle or end of the sentence.

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