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SELF-CORRECTION EXERCISES

 

1. Define the form of the participle in the following sentences:

SENTENCES THE FORMS OF PARTICIPLES
1.Lou Dell burst into the room, rattling the door on its hinges. “rattling” – PI (the non-perfect correlation, the Active voice)
2. Having taken the key from the lock, she went upstairs. “Having taken ” – PI (the perfect correlation, the Active voice)
3. I am going the same day myself having been detained here for two days by the flood. " having been detained ” – PI (the perfect correlation, the Passive voice)
4. The dark woods were touched here and there with red and golden leaves. “touched ” – PII
5. The letter contained very little matter, being written in haste. “being written ” – PI (the non-perfect correlation, the Passive voice)
6. We looked at the falling rain, dreaming… “falling”,” dreaming ” – PI (the non-perfect correlation, the Active voice)
7. She kept her eyes fixed upon the mirror. “fixed ” – PII

2. Define the function of the participle in the following sentences:

SENTENCES THE FORMS OF PARTICIPLES
1.Hanna is always open for preferred customers. “preferred”– PII; an attribute
2.”Up there”, Nicholas said, trying to point and nod at the same time. “trying” – PI; an AM of attendant circumstances
3.Inside, Napier jumped and Nitchman set down his coffee, and Hoppy stared at them as if startled. as if “startled” – PII; an AM of comparison
4.I saw this guy peeking in. “peeking” – PI; part of a complex object
5.When at last he reached the piano, he felt paralyzed. “paralyzed” – PII; part of the CNPpr ( a predicative)
6….the luxury submarine slipped beneath the surface of the water as smoothly as if guided by a giant hand. as if “guided” – PII; an AM of comparison
7. Once submerged, Flett picked up the speed again, pushing the Coral Wanderer faster than her designers had specified. once “submerged”– PII; an AM of time; “pushing” - an AM of manner; “specified” – part of the SVP
8. Pitt felt lost. “lost” - PII; part of the CNPpr (predicative)
9. She glanced at Thomas as if seeking permission. as if “seeking” – PI; an AM of comparison
10. Sally gave a detailed narrative of Curtis Merlin Zale’s grand scheme to create an oil monopoly and gain enormous wealth while dictating terms to the United States government. while “dictating” – PI; an AM of time
11. The Invader remained headed into New York Harbor. “headed” – PII; part of the CNPpr ( a predicative)
12. The loss of the pilots was appalling. “appalling” – PI, part of the CNPpr ( a predicative)
13.”They’re well preserved”, Giordino observed, casting an admiring eye over the Viking ships. “preserved” – part of the CNPpr ( a predicative) “casting” – PI; an AM of manner; “admiring” – the attribute
14. The last soft light of the setting sun had fallen on the earth. “setting ”– PI; an attribute
15. Seeing clearly that it would be useless to pursue their point, the gentlemen refused. “ seeing ” – PI; an AM of cause
16. Taking everything into consideration, they should be given another try. “taking everything into consideration” – PI; parenthesis
17. He was sitting in the garden drinking his tea. “ sitting” – PI; part of the SVP “drinking” – PI; an AM of attendant circumstances
18. Nelly fell downstairs, breaking her hip. “breaking” – PI; an AM of result
19. She spoke as if suspecting me of something wrong. As if “suspecting” – PI; an AM of comparison
20. Though having a weak voice, he is popular with the public. Though “having ” – PI; an AM of concession
21. Kanaii appeared satisfied. “satisfied”– PII; part of the CNPpr (a predicative)
22. I must have my shoes cleaned. “cleaned” – PII; part of the complex object
23. Reading books in the original, you’ll enlarge your vocabulary. “reading ” – PI; an AM of condition
24. The rose is faded. “faded ” – PII; part of the CNPpr (predicative)
25. When dressed, I sat a long time by the window and looked out over the silent grounds. When “dressed ” – PII; an AM of time
26. We were shown a manuscript written six centuries ago. “ written ”– PII; an attribute “ shown” – PII; part of the SVP
27. Nobody spoke unless spoken to. “spoken ” – PII; an AM of condition
28. Though burnt a little, the cake was tasty. “ burnt ” – PII; an AM of concession
29. Taken daily, vitamin pills will improve your health. “taken ” – PII; an AM of condition
30. Being a man of taste, he furnished his house admirably. “being ” – PI; an AM of reason

 




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