Participles And Participle Phrases

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Participles And Participle Phrases

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A participial phrase functions as the following part of speech in a sentence.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

  • 2. 
    Participial phrases in the present tense begin with words that end in
    • A. 

      -ed

    • B. 

      -ing

  • 3. 
    Participial phrases in the past tense begin with words that end in
    • A. 

      -ed

    • B. 

      -ing

  • 4. 
    Identify the participial phrase in the following sentence. Running through the water, the children of the city romped under the spray of the hydrant.
    • A. 

      Running through the water

    • B. 

      Through the water

    • C. 

      Romped under the spray of the hydrant

    • D. 

      Children of the city

  • 5. 
    Is the word running in the following sentence a participle? The worker washed his hands in the running water of the stream.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Is the word spinning in the following sentence a participle? Is the spider spinning a web in the barn?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Is the word digging in the following sentence a participle? A shovel definitely fits the category of a digging tool.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Read the following sentence. Identify the participial phrase. Poe, suffering great tragedy in his life, wrote disturbing stories.
    • A. 

      Suffering great tragedy in his life

    • B. 

      Wrote disturbing stories

    • C. 

      Poe wrote disturbing stories

    • D. 

      Disturbing stories

  • 9. 
    Read the following sentence.  Poe, suffering great tragedy in his life, wrote disturbing stories. The participial phrase in this example is in the 
    • A. 

      Past tense

    • B. 

      Present tense

  • 10. 
    Read the following sentence.  Poe, suffering great tragedy in his life, wrote disturbing stories. The participial phrase in this example modifies which word?
    • A. 

      Wrote

    • B. 

      Stories

    • C. 

      Disturbing

    • D. 

      Poe

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