Posted by Sherri on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:12pm.
Which sentence contains a participial phrase with an embedded clause?
Running, giraffes look like something that was designed in a bad dream.
Running when they heard the gunshots, the giraffes fled to safety.
Tired and hot, they stopped when they found water.
When I first looked at this, I thought the last one.. because of the fact that i thought "tired" was a past participial.. but when I looked at all 3 sentences, they almost all look like participles.. ugh, i'm confused! I'm thinking that it must be the embedded clause that is throwing me off.. help?
- participial phrases - Writeacher, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:15pm
Participles can have -ing endings if they are present participles or past tense endings (-ed, -d, or any irregular past form).
I see a participle by itself in the first sentence.
I see a participle and the rest of the words in its phrase in the second sentence.
I see a participle and an adjective in the third sentence.
What is your definition of "embedded"?
- participial phrases - Sherri, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:19pm
Well, that's the thing.. My lesson that I'm learning doesn't state what an embedded clause is.. I looked it up, but all I came up with was that it's the same as a subordinating conjunction.. would that be correct?
- participial phrases - Sherri, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:21pm
I meant subordinate clause! Whoops
- participial phrases - Writeacher, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 3:24pm
Then I'd choose the second sentence. In addition to the participle "Running," there is also a subordinate clause: "when they heard the gunshots".
- participial phrases - Millie, Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1:41am
I'm in the 4th grade and my teacher stated use the following participial phrases in a sentence of mine own,
1; Riding a bicycle, is great form of excersing.
2; being afraid, of the dark can be very frighting.
having found the solution,
now heres where I'm stuck can you help me please
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