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Simplifying Sentences with Participial Phrases

There are two kinds of participial phrases:

Both types of participial phrases can always be cancelled or ignored.

1

Twirling her hair, Elvira sat at the computer.

intransitive (SV)

2

The pirate captain walked across the deck, yelling orders at his crew.

intransitive (SV)

3

Kenneth nervously watched the woman, alarmed by her large gun.

transitive (SVO)

4

Shocked at the size of the fish, the man dropped his pole into the water.

transitive (SVO)

 

Instruction for Quiz

Find the base clause.


equative (S=C)

intransitive (SV)

transitive (SVO)

ditransitive (SVOiOd)

dummy subject (There is / It is)