5. Cut down, the reed stalks were sliced into thin strips.
5. In this sentence, "down" is an adjective. "Cut down" is the participial phrase. What do you think it modifies?
Does it modify “reed stalks”?
You’re such a great help. I didn’t know that most times the participles end in –ed or –ing. Thank you for helping me with my review, I just have 3 more lessons to go!
English-Ms. Sue - Ms. Sue, Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 1:53pm
You're welcome. Good luck!
This site on various phrases should help you.