By: Niaya Beall

What is a participial?

A word formed from a verb and used as an adjective or a noun. In English, participles are also used to make compound verb forms.


- The injured man was waiting for the doctor.

- The tired percussionist stayed up all night practicing for his performance.

- The crazy woman was waiting for her turn to go on stage.

- The worried child sat up waiting for his mother to come home from work.

- The broken window was hard to fix.