Participles exercise

May 26, 2014pdf

There are two kinds of participles – the present participle and the past participle. The present participle always ends in an –ing form. The past participle can have different endings.

Both present and past participles can be used as adjectives.

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate participle form.

1. …………………. a loud sound, we rushed out of the room.

a) Hearing

b) Heard

2. The boy cried, ……………….. that he would be whipped.

a) thinking

b) thought

3. ………………….. by the rain, we took shelter under a tree.

a) Driven

b) Driving

4. We saw a goods train ………………… with wheat.

a) loading

b) loaded

5. ……………….. wealth is a curse.

a) Ill-getting

b) Ill-gotten

6. ………………… with grief she threw herself on the body.

a) Stricken

b) Striking

7. ………………… with age the old man tottered along.

a) Bending

b) Bent

8. A ……………… stone gathers no moss.

a) rolling

b) rolled

9. We are fighting a ………………. battle.

a) losing

b) lost

10. Don’t cry over ……………….. milk.

a) spilling

b) spilt

Answers

1. Hearing a loud sound, we rushed out of the room.

2. The boy cried, thinking that he would be whipped.

3. Driven by the rain, we took shelter under a tree.

4. We saw a goods train loaded with wheat.

5. Ill-gotten wealth is a curse.

6. Stricken with grief she threw herself on the body.

7. Bent with age the old man tottered along.

8. A rolling stone gathers no moss.

9. We are fighting a losing battle.

10. Don’t cry over spilt milk.

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