Participle Adjectives for intermediate learners

Participle adjectives are the same form as participles with the same characteristics with adjectives.

What Are Participle Adjectives?

What Are Participle Adjectives?

Participle adjectives are adjectives that are formed using a main verb.

Types of Participle Adjectives

There are two types of participle adjectives that are named participle adjectives because they look like present participles and past participles.

  • Verb + '-ed' (past participle)
  • Verb + '-ing' (present participle)

Here are a few examples:

The book is interesting.

He was excited.

Present Participle

The present participle is formed by adding -ing to the main verb. Here are a few examples:

You are annoying.

The play was boring.

Past Participle

Past participles are formed by adding an '-ed' to the main verbs. Look at some examples:

I became happy when you called.

He is bored.


Participles can be used to show the cause and effect of feelings between people or things. They are categorized into two groups:

  • Past participle
  • Present participle


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