Participle Adjectives (ing / ed)

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Participle Adjectives (ing / ed)

Post  Admin on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:46 pm

A participial adjective modifies a noun and may indicate:

* receiver of feeling or emotion
* source (cause) of felling or emotion



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PRESENT PARTICIPIAL ADJECTIVE -ING
Cause or source (agent) of the feeling or emotion – The present participle serves as an adjective formed from an active verb.
=====SOURCE=====

The clown was entertaining the family. (active verb)
The clown was entertaining. (present participial adjective)
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PAST PARTICIPIAL ADJECTIVE -ED
Receiver of the feeling or emotion – The past participle serves as an adjective formed from the passive form of the verb.
=====RECEIVER=====

The family was entertained by the clown. (passive verb)
The family was entertained. (past participial adjective)
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For reading more about this go here:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/adjectiv/particip.htm


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