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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Participles

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of participles.

Identify the participles in the following sentences.

Example

Jack is playing in the rain.

playing
is
Jack

The correct answer is "playing".



1.

Sam was given a new bicycle for his birthday.

  was
  new
  given
     
2.

The laughing child is my son.

  is
  laughing
  my
     
3.

I am sleeping in a tent when I go camping.

  sleeping
  go
  tent
     
4.

My father gave me a diving mask for my birthday.

  gave
  birthday
  diving
     
5.

The tired man went to sleep.

  tired
  went
  sleep
     

Identify how the participles are used in the following two sentences. The participles are in bold.

     
6.

The stolen TV was found in the robber's apartment.

  Participle as adjective
  Participle as a gerund
  Participle used as part of the verb
     
7.

The hotel is located in the centre of the town.

  Participle used as a gerund
  Participle as adjective
  Participle as part of the verb
     
8.

Which sentence uses the correct participle?

  The satisfied student thanked the teacher for her help.
  The satisfying student thanked the teacher for her help.
     
9.

Which sentence uses the correct participle?

  The boring girl fell asleep.
  The bored girl fell asleep.
     
10.

Which sentence uses the correct participle?

  Everyone wanted to meet the foreigner and listen to her interesting stories about her country.
  Everyone wanted to meet the foreigner and listen to her interested stories about her country.