What Are Participle Clauses?
Participle Clauses: Types
In English, there are three different types of participle clauses:
In this lesson, we will discuss present participle and past participle clauses.
Present Participle Clauses
Present participle clauses are used in different contexts:
- When two actions take place at the same time:
As you can see, here two actions are taking place at the same time and we use a 'present participle clause' for one of them.
- When something is the reason for something else:
- When one thing is the result of another:
People are flooding the streets,
The water came up,
- When we want to give more information on a subject:
Past Participle Clauses
Past participle clauses are used in the following contexts:
- When we want to give a reason for something:
- When we want to show a conditional situation:
- When we want to give further information on the topic:
- When we want to shorten a passive clause:
Participle Clauses: Negation
Participle Clauses: Functions
Participle clauses can serve several grammatical functions in a sentence. Look at the list below:
Now, let us see some examples:
As an adverb
As a noun
As an adjective
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