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T he Present Participle as Verb and Verbal
 
Lesson 3-5
Prompt:A verbal is a verb form that can be used as another part of speech. The "ing" present participle is used as an adjective or as a verb phrase in a sentence.
Example:Running water is cool. "Running" is a present participle verbal. We are running. "Are running" is a present participle verb.
Directions:In each sentence below a present participle has been underlined. Click to select below each sentence whether the underlined present participle is used as a present participle verb or a present participle verbal.
1.The sun is rising in the east.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
2.The rising sun is a magnificent scene.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
3.The man received a call from his golfing buddy.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
4.The teams are receiving their awards today.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
5.I am planning to make a long trip across America.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
6.The man trembled as he walked into the voting booth.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
7.We are driving toward the west.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
8.The store is slashing prices.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
9.The blowing and drifting snow made the trip difficult.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
10.The whole family is traveling to a warm vacation land.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
11.The airplane taxied to the de-icing point.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
12.Present participles are modifying nouns as adjectives.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)
13.Participles with helping verbs are acting as the verb.
(present participle verb) (present participle verbal)