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VERBALS NOTES (DAY 1): PARTICIPLES
What is a verbal? A verbal is a word that looks like a verb, but does not act like a verb. A verbal is a part of speech other than a verb (noun, adjective, adverb)
Types of Verbals Participles Infinitives Gerunds
Today’s Verbal: Participles Look like verbs in the past or present tense, but are actually adjectives. Adjectives modify nouns and pronouns, so participles modify nouns and pronouns.
Participle Examples: The hunted deerThe peeking kid
Types of Participles Past participles end in –ed or –en. Example: The forgotten boy cried until his parents came back. Forgotten describes boy. Present participles end in –ing. The running jaguar captured its prey. Running describes jaguar. PastPresent
Participial phrases Participles may have multiple words attached to them to help modify a noun. Strolling slowly, the couple enjoyed their walk in the park. Hunted for its tusks, elephants are killed with most of their bodies left to rot by poachers.
Summary Questions What is a verbal? What part of speech is a participle? What do participles modify? What do participial endings look like?
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