09 September 2008

Using participles to write descriptive sentences

In class, we've begun studying the use of participles and participle phrases to help us write more descriptive, evocative sentences. You will also need to do this as part of the Vivid Vignette assignment.

As a way to practice, I'd like you to share an example of a sentence that includes a participle or participle phrase in it. Post your sentence in the comment section. I have posted the first one in the comments as a model ...

Here are the definitions to remind you:

Participle: An -ing word tagged onto the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence

Participle phrase: An -ing phrase tagged onto the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence

If you need help writing a grammatically correct sentence, refer to the following resource page to review the notes and definitions that we have used in class. And remember, if it is a participle or participle phrase, you will need commas to set it off from the base sentence.


43 comments:

Miller said...

Running from the classroom, the students raced to get to their next period class.

Anonymous said...

Speeding from the cops, the robber raced away from the scene of the crime.

chris
p-6

Anonymous said...

Jumping on the trampolene, Emily broke her arm.

Jessica
per-6

Anonymous said...

Crawling through the jungle, the predator spotted its prey.

Margaret P.5

Anonymous said...

running down the track, the sprinter sped up.





Andrew p.5

Anonymous said...

Jumping on the trampolene, Emily broke her arm.

Jessica
per 5****

jess bainer sorry before i wrote period 6 by accident

Anonymous said...

Running around the corner, the student ran into a teacher and dropped her books.

Anonymous said...

^
Jessica
per. 6

Anonymous said...

While Jon was waiting near the bus stop, he noticed that his wallet was missing

Josh Per.5

Anonymous said...

Flying through the air, the car flipped into a ravine.

Donovan
Period 7

Anonymous said...

I was in a marathon, bicking.
Steven P.6

Anonymous said...

Swimming in the pool, Alyssa felt tired.








Taylor Period 2

Anonymous said...

As i was running on the sidewalk i tripped over a rock.

Anonymous said...

running through the bushes the man came and tripped on a rock.

ian period 5

Anonymous said...

Singing their hearts out, all the kids auditioned until they couldnt sing anymore

Greg

P-5

Anonymous said...

Yelling at the top of their voices, they cheered for their team.

Michele C. P.5

Anonymous said...

Playing as best they could, the team still feel short of winning.
- Dan L P5

Anonymous said...

Running down the feild, the player tripped.

Jill p-6

Anonymous said...

Coming from the store, Abby realized she forgot her wallet.



Sara period 5

Anonymous said...

skipping through the field, she tripped over her shoelace.

kristy per6

Anonymous said...

Falling off her chair, she laughed at her brothers new hair cut.

Leanne p. 5

Nando said...

Running down the street, ian tripped and fell.

Nando
P 2

Sean said...

singing love songs, ian got in the zone.

Anonymous said...

While running to catch the ball Chris tripped and fell trying.

Raquel Period 5

Anonymous said...

Rumming for the bus, the man triped and missed the bus.

Anonymous said...

Running for the bus, the man triped and missed the bus.

Randy
Period 2

Anonymous said...

Jumping to head the soccer ball, the boy was pushed down by his opponent.

John
Period 6

Anonymous said...

Waiting near the bus stop, Jon noticed his wallet was missing

Josh per. 5

Anonymous said...

Smiling at the chrysanthemum's, Gabriel felt an strange serenity.

Jake 6th Period

Anonymous said...

Gazing out the window, Rose was yearning to be any place but there.

Michelle Elizabeth :)
Period 5

Anonymous said...

Jumping down the stairs, Rory fell and broke her leg.



Jamie :)!
period 2

Anonymous said...

Running down the stairs, Ashleys slipped and fell.



-rory

Anonymous said...

Running, Jenna had to get home before 5.



jovanny
p. 5

Anonymous said...

Sarah ,looking backo on it all, decided it really was the right thing to do.


Bryan

Period 06

Anonymous said...

The snowboader raced down the mountain, crossing the finish line.

Kevin
p.6

Anonymous said...

Waiting for the game to start, she paced nervously back and forth.

Tory S.

P6

Anonymous said...

Rushing, the student tried to finish her homework before the bell rang.

Ella Period 6

Anonymous said...

hearing the bell ring the students started to dash out the door as fast as they could.

Anonymous said...

hearing the bell ring the students started to dash out the door

nick L

Anonymous said...

Running the mile wore jeff down physically.

Mark B Period 5

Anonymous said...

spinning in the chair , the girl flew off.


sarah
period 2

Anonymous said...

Running around outside, Taylor got tired.

Vanessa
Per. 6

Anonymous said...

Sprinting, i triped over a huge rock.