Common Errors In The Use Of Participles

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the participle.

  1. ……………………… the message, he departed. (Delivering / Having delivered)
  2. …………………….. loudly at the door, he demanded admission. (Knocking / Having knocked)
  3. ……………………… a hot day, we cancelled the outing. (Being / It being)
  4. The rain ………………………., we resumed the journey. (stopping / having stopped)
  5. ………………………. down the street, I saw many familiar faces. (Walking / Having walked)
  6. ………………………. the most deserving candidate, he got the job. (Being / Having been)
  7. ……………………….. what to say, I just smiled. (Not knowing / Not known / Not having known)
  8. ………………………. the only child, he was pampered by his parents. (Being / He being)
  9. ………………….. the only child, his parents pampered him. (Being / He being)
  10. …………………… too expensive, I could not buy the watch. (Being / It being)

Answers

  1. Having delivered, 2. Knocking, 3. It being, 4. having stopped, 5. Walking, 6. Being, 7. Not knowing, 8. Being, 9. He being, 10. It being

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Common errors in the use of participles

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