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Week Twenty-Eight Language Arts Warm Ups

Participles and Participial Phrases

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1. There are two kinds of participles. What are they?

Answer: Present and past participles.

2. What type of participle is used in the following sentence?

The children played in the destroyed castle.

Answer: past (destroyed)

3. What do we call the italicized part of the following sentence?

Tired of the same old story, the producers tried something new.

Answer: participial phrase

4. Identify the participial phrase in the following sentence and give the word(s) that the phrase modifies.

Noted for his writing, the man was sought by many.

Answer: Noted for his writing, man

5. Identify the participial phrase in the following sentence and give the word(s) that the phrase modifies.

After going to school we saw the teachers talking quietly to each other.

Answer: talking quietly to each other, teachers.

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