Participle Phrases

The "ing" is in!

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Participle phrases are all the new hype. If you are not sure exactly what they are, then you came to the right place. In this flyer we will explain to you exactly what the heck a participle phrase is and a few examples to help you along the way.

What is a participle phrase?

A participle phrase is an adjective phrase that starts with a participle. In simpler terms it is a verb that functions as an adjective. There are present and past participles. You can tell the difference by, present ending in "ing", and past ending in -ed, -d, -t, -en, or -n.

A few examples...

-Invented by an Indiana housewife in 1889, the first dishwasher was driven by a steam engine.

-Driven by a steam engine, the first dishwasher was invented by an Indiana housewife in 1889.

- A referee, always working before unfriendly crowds, has orders to exude poise under the most trying circumstances.