Participles exercise

Participles are non-finite verb forms. They act as adjectives. There are two kinds of participles: present participles and past participles.

The present participle form always ends in –ing. The past participle form can have different endings.

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate present or past participle form of the verb given in the brackets.

1. He looks ……………….. (worry)

2. She returned home, ……………………. from work. (exhaust)

3. The students came out of the examination hall ……………… with their performance. (satisfy)

4. Shyam appears ………………. (depress)

5. The progress report of the child left the parents ……………. (please)

6. ………………….. by the storm we took shelter under a bridge. (drive)

7. …………….. fast, my friend overtook the bus. (drive)

8. …………………. by her lover, she killed herself. (betray)

9. ………………… at the door, he demanded admission. (knock)

10. ……………………… on the branch, the monkey gibbered. (sit)

Answers

1. He looks worried.

2. She returned home, exhausted from work.

3. The students came out of the examination hall satisfied with their performance.

4. Shyam appears depressed.

5. The progress report of the child left the parents pleased.

6. Driven by the storm we took shelter under a bridge.

7. Driving fast, my friend overtook the bus.

8. Betrayed by her lover, she killed herself.

9. Knocking at the door, he demanded admission.

10. Sitting on the branch, the monkey gibbered.

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