6 Answered Questions for the topic Participles

Participles Grammar

08/04/19

Participle phrase; is the grammar correct?

> Beatrice, nine, sent a letter to the actor **asking** for piracy lessons to help lead a mutiny against the teachers.What does the *asking* participle phrase act as? Why is participle phrase... more
Participles Grammar Gerunds Word Order

06/24/19

When can the -ing form of a verb be placed before a noun?

My native-speaker's grammatical intuition tells me that: > There is a **sleeping man** under the tree. is fine but > There is a **fishing man** by the river bank. is wrong. Why? I've... more
Participles Grammar Writing Syntax

03/17/19

How do I know what a participial phrase is within a sentence?

Recently, I have realized that there are huge gaps in my knowledge in terms of grammar, so I have begun learning some of the basics. One thing I am trying to learn is the participial phrase. I... more
Participles Grammar Clauses

03/15/19

Participle phrase or participle clause? For my students please?

I've looked at other answers, but am still confused - so please don't shoot me down (as tends to happen here) - but rather help if you can for the sake of my little learners. I have to teach a... more
Participles English Grammar Writing

03/14/19

How do I know what a participial phrase is within a sentence?

Recently, I have realized that there are huge gaps in my knowledge in terms of grammar, so I have begun learning some of the basics. One thing I am trying to learn is the participial phrase. I... more
Participles

05/08/16

What part of speech is the participle?

What part of speech is jumping in the sentences below? I know it is a participle, but is it an adjective or a verb?   The jumping athlete is winning the race.     She saw the athlete jumping... more

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