Participles As Adjectives

Participles As Adjectives

Exercises

Participles As Adjectives Exercise -1
Participles As Adjectives Exercise -2
Participles As Adjectives Exercise -3
Participles As Adjectives Exercise -4

Participles As Adjectives

PARTICIPLES AS ADJECTIVES

Exercise-1

Identify the participles in the sentences below.

1. Annie soldered the colored pieces of glass together.
2. Many unaccompanied children regularly fly across the country.
3. Briggs named his car Whistler because of the hissing sounds it makes.
4. New Yorkers assume that a flashing “Don’t Walk” sign actually means “Run”.
5. Helen collects sunglasses made in the 50s and 60s.
6. Chip describes himself as an innocent guppy swimming among the sharks.
7. Laurel came to work wearing shorts, blouse, a tailored jacket, and flat shoes.
8. A barometer measures the weight of the air covering the earth’s surface.
9. El Dorado was the fabled city of gold sought by early Spanish explorers in the New World.
10. Heather wears adhesive bandages decorated with cartoon characters.

Ex-1

1. colored 4. flashing 7. wearing 10. decorated
2. unaccompanied 5. made 8. covering
3. hissing 6. swimming 9. sought

Participles As Adjectives Exercise -1

Identify the participles in the sentences below.

Annie soldered the colored pieces of glass together.

colored
pieces
soldered

Answer : colored

Many unaccompanied children regularly fly across the country.

unaccompanied
regularly
children

Answer : unaccompanied

Briggs named his car Whistler because of the hissing sounds it makes.

hissing
sounds
makes

Answer : hissing

New Yorkers assume that a flashing “Don’t Walk” sign actually means “Run”.

flashing
actually
means

Answer : flashing

Helen collects sunglasses made in the 50s and 60s.

made
collects
sunglasses

Answer : made

Chip describes himself as an innocent guppy swimming among the sharks.

swimming
describes
innocent

Answer : swimming

Laurel came to work wearing shorts, blouse, a tailored jacket, and flat shoes.

wearing
tailored
work

Answer : wearing

A barometer measures the weight of the air covering the earth’s surface.

covering
measures
weight

Answer : covering

El Dorado was the fabled city of gold sought by early Spanish explorers in the New World.

sought
early
explorers

Answer : sought

Heather wears adhesive bandages decorated with cartoon characters.

decorated
bandages
adhesive

Answer : decorated

1. colored
2. unaccompanied
3. hissing
4. flashing
5. made
6. swimming
7. wearing
8. covering
9. sought
10. decorated
Participles As Adjectives

Participles As Adjectives

Exercise-2

Choose the word or words that best complete each sentence.

1. The largest (knowing/known) insects are found in tropical rain forest.
2. A bill of lading is a (writing/written) receipt for goods that are sent by public transportation.
3. A hummingbird’s heart beats at the (astonishing/astonished) rate of 615 beats per second.
4. At the peak of the jump, a pole-vaulter performs a series of (twisting/twisted) body motions to clear the bar.
5. Anyone (working/worked) under conditions that cause a heavy loss of perspiration can suffer heat exhaustion.
6. A mosquito (filled/ is filled) with blood is carrying twice its own body weight.
7. The state of Wisconsin has 72 counties, many (naming/named) after Indian tribes.
8. Sunspots occur in cycles, with the greatest number generally (appearing/are appearing) every 11 years.
9. A delta is a more-or-less triangular area of sediments (depositing/deposited) at the mouth of a river.
10. William H. Kilpatrick was a philosopher and scholar now generally (regarding / regarded) as the father of progressive education.
11. Drug abuse is increasing at an (alarmed/alarming) rate.
12. The petition has been signed by (concerning/concerned) citizens.

Ex-2

1. known 5. working 9. deposited
2. written 6. filled 10. regarded
3. astonishing 7. named 11. alarming
4. twisting 8. appearing 12. concerned

Participles As Adjectives

Participles As Adjectives Exercise-2
Choose the word or words that best complete each sentence.

The largest ————– insects are found in tropical rain forest.

knowing
known

Answer : known

A bill of lading is a —————- receipt for goods that are sent by public transportation.

writing
written

Answer : written

A hummingbird’s heart beats at the —————- rate of 615 beats per second.

astonishing
astonished

Answer : astonishing

At the peak of the jump, a pole-vaulter performs a series of —————- body motions to clear the bar.

twisting
twisted

Answer : twisting

Anyone —————- under conditions that cause a heavy loss of perspiration can suffer heat exhaustion.

working
worked

Answer : working

A mosquito —————- with blood is carrying twice its own body weight.

filled
is filled

Answer : filled

The state of Wisconsin has 72 counties, many —————- after Indian tribes.

naming
named

Answer : named

Sunspots occur in cycles, with the greatest number generally —————- every 11 years.

appearing
are appearing

Answer : appearing

A delta is a more-or-less triangular area of sediments —————- at the mouth of a river.

depositing
deposited

Answer : deposited

William H. Kilpatrick was a philosopher and scholar now generally —————- as the father of progressive education.

regarding
regarded

Answer : regarded

Drug abuse is increasing at an —————- rate.

alarmed
alarming

Answer : alarming

The petition has been signed by —————- citizens.

concerning
concerned

Answer : concerned

1. known
2. written
3. astonishing
4. twisting
5. working
6. filled
7. named
8. appearing
9. deposited
10. regarded
11. alarming
12. concerned
Participles As Adjectives

Exercise-3

Choose the word that best completes each sentence.

1 I don’t find this story (amusing/amused).
2.I must have the mixer (fixing/fixed).
3.My room is a mess: I really must get it (tidying/tidied) up.
4.I would stay at home after such a (tiring/tired) day.
5.Uncle Frank has a gentle old horse (naming/named) Pete on his farm.
6. Can you smell something (burning/burned)?
7. He opened the letter with (shaking/shaken) fingers.
8. She had rather a (pleasing/pleased) look on her face.
9. Deeply (shocking/shocked) I left them.
10. When (answering/answered) your question yesterday, I forgot this fact.
11. He walked along the road with his collar (turning/turned) up, hands in pockets.
12. I didn’t enjoy the party because I was (boring/bored) there.
13. Why not throw away the (breaking/broken) umbrella, we are not likely to repair it.
14. She didn’t pay any attention to the (ringing/rung) telephone.
15. Don’t you think your hair needs (cutting/cut)?
16. Can you think of the name of an animal (beginning/begun) with “B”?

Ex-3

1. amusing 5. named 9. shocked 13. broken
2. fixed 6. burning 10. answering 14. ringing
3.tidied 7. shaking 11. turned 15. cutting
4. tiring 8. pleased 12. bored 16. beginning

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Participles As Adjectives Exercise-3
Choose the word that best completes each sentence.

I don’t find this story ——-

amusing
amused

Answer : amusing

I must have the mixer ———- .

fixing
fixed.

Answer : fixed

My room is a mess: I really must get it ———– up.

tidying
tidied

Answer : tidied

I would stay at home after such a ————– day.

tiring
tired

Answer : tiring

Uncle Frank has a gentle old horse ————– Pete on his farm.

naming
named

Answer : named

Can you smell something ————– ?

burning
burned

Answer : burning

He opened the letter with ————- fingers.

shaking
shaken

Answer : shaking

She had rather a ————– look on her face.

pleasing
pleased

Answer : pleased

Deeply —————— I left them.

shocking
shocked

Answer : shocked

When ———— your question yesterday, I forgot this fact.

answering
answered

Answer : answering

He walked along the road with his collar ————— up, hands in pockets.

turning
turned

Answer : turned

I didn’t enjoy the party because I was —————- there.

boring
bored

Answer : bored

Why not throw away the umbrella, we are not likely to repair it.

breaking
broken

Answer : broken

She didn’t pay any attention to the ————- telephone.

ringing
rung

Answer : ringing

Don’t you think your hair needs ————-?

cutting
cut

Answer : cutting

Can you think of the name of an animal ————— with “B”?

beginning
begun

Answer : beginning

Answers

1. amusing
2. fixed
3.tidied
4. tiring
5. named
6. burning
7. shaking
8. pleased
9. shocked
10. answering
11. turned
12. bored
13. broken
14. ringing
15. cutting
16. beginningParticiples As Adjectives

Exercise-4

Define whether the following sentences are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F). Correct mistakes.

1. By the time Joan arrived, all of the food had been ate.
2. Having stolen the money, the thief ran down the street as fast as he could.
3. John had gave his speech when Bob was finally able to get to the meeting.
4. Wrote in 1847, the opera has never enjoyed popular success.
5. The professor told the class that they should have known the correct answer.
6. Claire has not wore her new coat since she came to Florida.
7. Betty began to cry when she realized that her new dress was torn.
8. Never having flied before, Mark was very excited as he drove to the airport.
9. I would like to have rang the bell earlier.
10. If he had shown the official his passport, he would not have any problems.
11. She has began to look like her mother.
12. That old horse has been ridden by children for years.
13. I would not have did it if he had not made me nervous.
14. The broke chair had only three lags.
15. He claims to have hurted his leg in the game last night.

Ex-4

1. F, had been eaten 9. F, … to have mng ….
2. ? 10.?
3. F, had given his speech 11 .F, She has begun ….
4. F, Written in 1847… . 12.T
5. T 13. F, I would not have done it….
6. F, has not worn 14. F, The broken chair ….
7. T 15. F, … to have hurt his leg … .
8. F, Never having flown before ….

Participles As Adjectives Exercise -4

Define whether the following sentences are True or False Correct mistakes.

By the time Joan arrived, all of the food had been ate.

True
False

Answer : False
had been eaten

Having stolen the money, the thief ran down the street as fast as he could.

True
False

Answer :

John had gave his speech when Bob was finally able to get to the meeting.

True
False

Answer : False
had given his speech

Wrote in 1847, the opera has never enjoyed popular success.

True
False

Answer : False
Written in 1847 —– .

The professor told the class that they should have known the correct answer.

True
False

Answer : True

Claire has not wore her new coat since she came to Florida.

True
False

Answer : False
has not worn

Betty began to cry when she realized that her new dress was torn.

True
False

Answer : True

Never having flied before, Mark was very excited as he drove to the airport.

True
False

Answer : False
Never having flown before ——

I would like to have rang the bell earlier.

True
False

Answer : False
—- to have mng —– .

If he had shown the official his passport, he would not have any problems.

True
False

Answer :

She has began to look like her mother.

True
False

Answer : False
She has begun —— .

That old horse has been ridden by children for years.

True
False

Answer : True

I would not have did it if he had not made me nervous.

True
False

Answer : False
I would not have done it —– .

The broke chair had only three lags.

True
False

Answer : False
The broken chair —- .

He claims to have hurted his leg in the game last night.

True
False

Answer : False
—- to have hurt his leg —– .

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