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 from the participle form of a verb and modify nouns or pronouns.

Participle Adjectives: Types

There are two types of participle adjectives:

Here are a few examples:

The book is interesting.

He was excited.

Present Participle

The present participle is formed by adding '-ing' to the base form of the 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 base form of the verb. Look at some examples:

I was worried.

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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