Grammar for Sweet tooth (Ch9): participle adjectives

Sweet tooth Grammar Adjectives describe nouns. Adjectives can be made from past participles and ‘ing’ participles.

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1. Adjectives describe nouns. Adjectives can be made from past participles and ‘ing’ participles.

2. An example of a past participle as an adjective

Here is an example of a past participle as an adjective in a sentence: ‘The broken window was replaced quickly‘. In this sentence, the adjective is ‘broken‘ because it describes the window. The sentence could be written differently using an adjective clause (which is in brackets):

The window (that was broken by someone) was replaced quickly‘.

As you can see, this form of adjective can often be written as a passive phrase.

3. An example of an ‘ing’ participle as an adjective

Here is an example of an ‘ing’ participle as an adjective in a sentence: ‘The falling snow was gathering quickly on the ground‘. In this sentence, the adjective is ‘falling‘ because it describes…

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