What is a participle? A participle is a word formed from a verb that can function as part of a verb phrase.
Kinds of participles Present participle: A present participle is a verb that ends with –ing. Past participle: A past participle is a verb that ends with –ed.
Examples Present participle: The soccer players played a soccer game yesterday and won. The criminal robbed a bank the past week. Past participle: The girl is swimming in the pool. The man is playing basketball with his friends.
What is a regular and irregular verb? Regular verbs: They always end in –ed. Irregular verbs: The ending of the word always changes.
Regular verbs example. Verb: Help Present: help(s) Past: Helped Past participle: Helped Present participle: Helping
Irregular verbs example Verb: Bring Present: bring(s) Past: Brought Present participle: Brought Past participle: Bringing
What is a dangling participle? Why are dangling participles bad? Dangling participles are tricky words or phrases that change the meaning of a sentence. Dangling participles are bad because they could change the meaning of your sentence and make the sentence not make sense. Example: Bad sentence- Lying out on the grass, the trees were beautiful. Good sentence- Lying out on the grass, I thought the trees were beautiful.