Participles exercise

May 24, 2011pdf

Complete the following sentences using the present participle or past participle form of the verb.

1. A ……………….. child dreads fire.

a) Burnt
b) Burning

2. He was wearing a ……………….. shirt.

a) Tearing
b) Torn

3. …………………. the wicked man, the boy ran into the house.

a) Seen
b) Seeing

4. ……………….. occupied with work, he couldn’t meet us.

a) Been
b) Being

5. ……………… by her behavior, he walked out.

a) Irritated
b) Irritating

6. It was ……………… in the storm.

a) Breaking
b) Broken

7. He lived alone, ………………. by everybody.

a) Forgetting
b) Forgotten

8. I love the noise of …………………. rain.

a) Falling
b) Fallen

9. The house looked …………………….

a) Abandoned
b) Abandoning

10. I was very ………………….. in the program.

a) Interesting
b) Interested

11. She is a very …………………. writer.

a) Interesting
b) Interested

12. He is a well-…………………. person.

a) Read
b) Reading

Answers

1. A burnt child dreads fire.

2. He was wearing a torn shirt.

3. Seeing a wicked man, the boy ran into the house.

4. Being pre-occupied with work, he couldn’t meet us.

5. Irritated by her behavior, he walked out.

6. It was broken in the storm.

7. He lived alone forgotten by everybody.

8. I love the noise of falling rain.

9. The house looked abandoned.

10. I was very interested in the program.

11. She is a very interesting writer.

12. He is a well-read person.

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