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					Participles


 By: Ethan, Tali,
Elana, and Steven
The sliding cat crashed into the cans.
       What is a participle?
•   A participle is a form of a verb that
    functions as an adjective.
•   Ex. The petite youngster consumed a
    crumbling kugle piece.
•   Crumbling is the participle because it
    is a verb describing a noun- kugle.
Types of participles

  There are two kinds of participles:
   present participles and past participles.
  Present participles end in -ing
  Ex. leaping, blazing, withering
  Past participles end in: -ed, -t, or –en
  Ex. Pumped, burnt, broken
                 Huh?
   DON’T CONFUSE PARTICIPLES AND
    VERBS!
   Participles AREN’T preceded by
    helping verbs.
   Ex. The sputtering sedan wrenched
    down the boulevard. (participle)
   The sedan was sputtering down the
    boulevard. (verb)
The girl, eating the chocolate buttery
   croissant, got a stomach ache.
Participle Phrases

• Participle phrases consist of a
  participle and its related words. The
  whole kit and caboodle acts as an
  adjective.

• Ex. The girl, eating the chocolate
  buttery croissant, got a stomach
  ache.
• The participle phrase (red) is
  describing the noun or pronoun.
Across
1. My sister, eating her
breakfast, talked with
her mouth full.
5. The running boy
tripped and fell.
Down
2. The talking girl
would not stop talking.
3. Flying cats ruled the
ancient city.
4. Harry, the jumping
bunny, jumped all the
way home!




       Find the participles in the sentences and
            fill them in the correct blanks

				
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