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How is a present participle formed?

A present participle is formed by adding -ing to the verb.

How is a past participle formed?

A past participle is usually formed by adding -ed to the verb.

How does a participle act as a main verb?

If the sentence is adding something, offsets it with commas. Some past participles may not need commas.

Whats a participial phrase?

A participial phrase is group of words that includes a participle and other words that complete its meaning.

Cheering for the home team, the fans were on their feet.




Modified by fans.

The ball kicked by Donnell soared into the goal.




Modified by ball.

Are participles used in a verb phrase?

The biplane was soaring. [Verb]




The flight had astounded styptics. [Verb]