Participial Phrases

By: Lyndacee Sells

Definition ;

A participle phrase will begin with a present or past participle. If the participle is present, it will dependably end in ing. Likewise, a regular past participle will end in a consistent ed. Irregular past participles, unfortunately, conclude in all kinds of ways.

Explanation of Uses ;

Past-Participial Phrases

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

Present-Participial Phrases

Goldsmith smiled, bunching his fat cheeks like twin rolls of smooth pink toilet paper."

Participial Phrase Review

5 Examples

  1. Mr. Flynn, annoyed by Joe's question, answered him impatiently.
  2. Walking rapidly, we reached the town in fifteen minutes.
  3. Annoyed by the noise, the teacher spoke sharply to the class.
  4. Tom, having won the chess game, looked up happily.
  5. Having won every game but one, Ohio State now led the Big Ten.