Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 226 - 230

Parts of the Sentence - Verbals - Participles

Instructions: Combine these sentences using a participial phrase.

1. I strolled down the lane. I was enjoying the fragrant air.

Enjoying the fragrant air, I strolled down the lane.

2. My dog wanted his meal. He was begging at my feet.

Begging at my feet, my dog wanted his meal.

3. The contestant crossed her fingers for luck. She hoped it was the right answer.

Hoping it was the right answer, the contestant crossed her fingers for luck.

4. The paramedic leaned over the victim. He was checking for vital signs.

Checking for vital signs, the paramedic leaned over the victim.

5. The man shouted for help. He was hanging on the side of the boat.

Hanging on the side of the boat, the man shouted for help.

Instructions: Rewrite these sentences so the participial phrase is used correctly.

6. Drinking in gulps, the pitcher was emptied.

Drinking in gulps, I emptied the pitcher.

7. Convinced of my honesty, I was allowed to leave.

Convinced of my honesty, the police allowed me to leave.

8. Watching the sunset, the evening was beautiful.

Watching the sunset, I found the evening beautiful.

9. Hanging in the closet, I found my new suit.

I found my new suit hanging in the closet.

10. We saw several caves walking through the mountains.

Walking through the mountains, we saw several caves.

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