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Learning Objective : combine short sentences with participial phrases W.C. 1.3.

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1 Learning Objective : combine short sentences with participial phrases W.C. 1.3

2 What will we combine sentences with today? participial phrases

3 Identify the participle in the following sentences Partner Share Adjectives that look like verbs that end with –ing or ed: The whispering wind blew across the city. The smiling child ate her ice cream. The waving man honked his horn.

4 Participial Phrases- are phrases that makes the rest of the sentence more interesting,. Examples: Participial phrases can be placed at the beginning of a sentence. Holding the sword steady, the knight walked to the dragon. Participial Phrases can be placed in the middle of a sentence. The knight, holding the sword steady, approached the dragon. Non Example: In the dark, I enjoy watching horror movies. prepositional phrases begins with a preposition

5 Why is it important to know how to combine sentences with participial phrases? It will help us to become better writers because we know a new way of writing a sentence.

6 Combining Sentences with participial phrases 1.Read the sentences 2.Identify the participial phrase and the noun it is describing 3.Combine sentenced by placing the participial phrase at the beginning or middle of the sentence 4.Use a comma 1.The fire fighters put out the fires. 2.They worked around the clock. Working around the clock, the fire fighters put out the fires. The fire fighters, working around the clock, put out the fires.

7 Combining Sentences with participial phrases 1.Read the sentences 2.Identify the participial phrase and the noun it is describing 3.Combine sentenced by placing the participial phrase at the beginning or middle of the sentence 4.Use a comma 1.The bicycle remains in the garage. 2.It was destroyed years ago. Destroyed years ago, the bicycle remains in the garage. OR The bicycle, destroyed years ago, remains in the garage.

8 Combining Sentences with participial phrases 1.Read the sentences 2.Identify the participial phrase and the noun it is describing 3.Combine sentenced by placing the participial phrase at the beginning or middle of the sentence 4.Use a comma 1.The rocks attracted Maria’s attention 2.They were shining in the sun. Shining in the sun, the rocks attracted Maria’s attention. OR The rocks, shining in the sun, attracted Maria’s attention.

9 Combining Sentences with participial phrases 1.Read the sentences 2.Identify the participial phrase and the noun it is describing 3.Combine sentenced by placing the participial phrase at the beginning or middle of the sentence 4.Use a comma 1.The student forgot it was time for school. 2.She was enjoying her hot cocoa. Enjoying her hot cocoa, the student forgot it was time for school. OR The student, enjoying her hot cocoa, forgot it was time for school.

10 What is a participial phrase? Why is it important to know how to combine sentences with participial phrases? Kobe Bryant tipped the basketball in the hoop. He dangled in the air. Dangled in the air, Kobe Bryant tipped the basketball in the hoop. or 1.Read the sentences 2.Identify the noun and a participial 3.Combine sentenced by placing the participial phrase at the beginning or middle of the sentence 4.Make sure to use a comma Kobe Bryant, dangled in the air, tipped the basketball in the hoop.


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