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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Participles

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of participles.

Identify the function of participles in the following sentences.

Example

Not many people enjoy camping in the rain.
participle as adjective
participle as part of the verb

The correct answer is "participle as part of the verb".


1.

Sam was sent a cheque for one thousand dollars.

  participle as adjective
  participle as adverb
  participle as part of the verb
     
2.

The giggling girl is my daughter.

  participle as adjective
  participle as gerund
  participle as part of the verb
     
3.

Going to the beach is fun.

  participle as adverb
  participle as gerund
  participle as part of the verb
     
4.

The man washing the red truck is my father.

  participle as adjective
  participle as part of the verb
  participle used in an adjective phrase
     
5.

The Japanese restaurant located in the centre of the town is very good.

  participle used in an adverb phrase
  participle used in an adjective phrase
  participle as part of the verb
     
6.

The dented car was found in a parking lot.

  participle as adjective
  participle as adverb
  participle used in an adjective phrase
     
7.

The hotel is located in the centre of the town.

  participle used in an adjective phrase
  participle as adjective
  participle as part of the verb
     
8.

Which sentence uses the correct participle?

  The interested student asked the teacher many questions.
  The interesting student asked the teacher many questions.
     
9.

Which sentence uses the correct participle?

  The girl, not exciting by the game, walked away.
  The girl, not excited by the game, walked away.
     
10.

Which sentence uses the correct participle?

  Everyone wanted to meet the astronaut and listen to her fascinating stories about space travel.
  Everyone wanted to meet the astronaut and listen to her fascinated stories about space travel.