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
DON’T CONFUSE PARTICIPLES AND
Participles AREN’T preceded by
Ex. The sputtering sedan wrenched
down the boulevard. (participle)
The sedan was sputtering down the
The girl, eating the chocolate buttery
croissant, got a stomach ache.
• Participle phrases consist of a
participle and its related words. The
whole kit and caboodle acts as an
• Ex. The girl, eating the chocolate
buttery croissant, got a stomach
• The participle phrase (red) is
describing the noun or pronoun.
1. My sister, eating her
breakfast, talked with
her mouth full.
5. The running boy
tripped and fell.
2. The talking girl
would not stop talking.
3. Flying cats ruled the
4. Harry, the jumping
bunny, jumped all the
Find the participles in the sentences and
fill them in the correct blanks