Example sentences for: participial

How can you use “participial” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • These are: prepositional phrase, participial phrase, gerund phrase, infinitive phrase, adverb clause, adjective clause, and noun clause.

  • The numbers in the above sentence indicate the beginning of each phrase and subordinate clause-- (1) adverb clause: “When people who swing want to see what's happening” modifies the verb try in the main clause; (2) adjective clause: “who swing” modifies the noun people ; (3) infinitive phrase: “to see what's happening” acts as the direct object of the verb want ; (4) noun clause: “what's happening” acts as the direct objective of the infinitive “to see”; (5) gerund phrase: “attending parties given by hipsters” acts as the direct object of the verb try ; (6) participial phrase: “given by hipster” modifies the noun parties ; (7) perpositional phrase: “by hipsters” modifies the passive participle given . In subsequent sentences I shall provide numbers but leave the reader to identify the structures, which will appear in varying orders, so as to avoide cluttering the discussion with labyrinthine explanations like this one.

  • Second, (in the entry for albatross ), Alcatraz ought to have been identified as the “former” prison-island (it is still an island, of course), and the generalization that ail is “virtually obsolete except in the metaphorical use of its present participial adjective ailing ...

  • There were also some other parts of speech: one definition for the preposition and three for the verb (participial) senses.

  • The two objections I see with this would-be super-short supersentence are, first, the highly elliptical and not terribly idiomatic omission of any overt identification of the clausal status of the word painful , and second, the analysis of the thoroughly idiomatic three-word phrase, you're disgusted by as an adjective clause containing a participial phrase and a rather elliptical prepositional phrase.


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