Participles, Participle Constructions

1. Use

  1. after the verb be and have to make continuous, perfect and passive forms.
  2. adjectives, participles can be used like adjectives.
  3. adverbs, participles can be used like adverbs.
  4. clauses, participles can combine with other words to make clause like structures.

2. Form

  • Present participle: an interesting book
  • Past participle: interested people

3. Examples

  1. It was raining when I arrived. I have known her for years.
  2. I love the sound of laughing children. She died of a broken heart.
  3. She ran crying to me. He lived alone forgotten by everyone.
  4. Who is the beautiful girl sitting in the cornerRejected by his one true love, he went to sea.