the participle and participial phrase
Active and passive voices
agreement between indefinite pronouns and their antecedents
agreement involving prepositional phrases
Commas Part Five
Commas Part Four
Commas Part One
Commas Part Three
Commas Part Two
complete and simple predicates
complete and simple subjects
compound complex sentences
compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
compound subject and compound predicate
compound subjects part one
Confusing usage words part eight
Confusing usage words part five
Confusing usage words part four
Confusing usage words part one
Confusing usage words part seven
Confusing usage words part six
Confusing usage words part three
Confusing usage words part three 2
Confusing usage words part two
First Capitalization List
Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
Irregular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
irregular verbs part one
irregular verbs part two
Misplaced and dangling modifiers
More Apostrophe Situations
More subject verb agreement situations
Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
Periods Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
pronouns and their antecedents
Quotation Marks Part One
Quotation Marks Part Two
reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
Regular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
regular verb tenses
Second Capitalization List
sentences fragments and run on sentences
singular and plural nouns and pronouns
Sound a like words Part Four
Sound a like words Part Three
Sound a like words Part Two
Sound alike words part one
subject and verb agreement
subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
subject verb agreement situations
the adjective clause
the adjective phrase
the adverb clause
the adverb phrase
The coordinating conjunction
the correlative conjunction
the direct object
the gerund and gerund phrase
the indirect object
the infinitive and infinitive phrase
The nominative case
the noun adjective pronoun question
the noun clause
the object of the preposition
the participle and participial phrase
The possessive case
The possessive case 2
The possessive case and pronouns
the prepositional phrase
the subordinating conjunction
The verb be
the verb phrase
Transitive and intransitive verbs
types of nouns
types of sentences by purpose
Using Capital Letters
what good writers do
➲ A word that looks like a verb, but functions as an adjective, is a
. A participle is a type of verbal, a word that is formed from
a verb, but functions as another part of speech. Common endings for
participles are -ing (reading), -ed (returned), -en (broken), -d (said),
-t (lent), and -n (woven).
Each italicized word in these sentences is a participle.
Momís puzzling answer confused us.
These squandered opportunities will not come again soon.
This forgotten soldier will be honored by the townspeople
The paid workers were happy with their salaries.
Steveís unsent messages were still stored in his computer.
A driven athlete will push herself to the limit.
➲ A participial phrase consists of the participle, its modifiers, and other
words needed to complete the idea begun by the participle. This type of
phrase generally follows immediately after or right before the noun
The participial phrase is underlined in each sentence.
Leaving the press conference, the politician felt confident about
A memo sent to all the employees was well received.
The teacherís best lesson delivered to his eighth graders dealt with
My dadís present, bought by his sisters, was a gold watch.
Acclaimed by many critics as the yearís best movie, The Sound of
Music won many awards.
The Sound of Music, acclaimed by many critics as the yearís
best movie, won many awards.
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Best Selling Books In History
The Lord of the Rings 150 million
The second best selling book though sold as a series of all time is The Lord of the Rings trilogy pack of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Published individually, The Hobbit sold 140.6 million copies but is omitted from the list just as the remainder of the Harry Potter books were. Selling over 150 million copies, J.R.R. Tolkiens fantasy novels follow the hobbit Frodo, wizard Gandalf, and their compatriots as they set about to save their land of MiddleEarth. The book series is so popular in Great Britain it was voted by the people as the Nations BestLoved Novel in the BBCs The Big Read competition. Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice was number two.