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Placement of Participial Phrases

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Directions AFTER you have read the RULES for placement of participial phrases and completed Ex. 7 and 8, work with your partner to check your answers. If you do not have the correct answer to one of the sentences, REREAD the RULES to understand the correct answer.

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Exercise 7 1. Bending down to get a closer look, we saw one of the shells crawl away.

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Exercise 7 2. My friend Lori saw a crab hidden inside the shell.

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Exercise 7 3. When we touched one of its claws, the tiny crab withdrew.

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Exercise 7 4. The crabs, called “hermit crabs,” live alone inside empty shells.

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Exercise 7 5. When it outgrows its shell, a new and bigger shell must be found.

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Exercise 8 1. The flamenco dance whom Susan liked most wore a red dress.

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Exercise 8 2. You can, in a pinch, substitute scallions for red onions.

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Exercise 8 3. We asked Andrea, who was speaking so softly on one could hear her, to repeat what she said.

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Exercise 8 4. Barking and growling, my dog chased the school bus.

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Exercise 8 5. Hoping to find a good price, we made the bookstore in the mall our first stop.

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Exercise 8 6. The basketball team’s playing had improved so much that they received a standing ovation at the banquet.

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Exercise 8 7. The sailors saw that the boats, tied tightly to buoys, had survived the storm.

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Exercise 8 8. Tisa and Jahi peeked over the low wall at the crowd.

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Exercise 8 9. The pushcarts that stood on the sidewalk near the museum held hundreds of spring flowers.

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Exercise 8 10. The campers finally decided after a week of rain to end their trip early

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