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Verb Function 5 - Participial Adjectives

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We come to the end of the list of the functions of verbs. One-word participles, either present or past, serve as wonderful participial adjectives. Think about the images these verbal adjectives can paint in your writing:

-ing verbs the smoking gun the winning poker hand

-ed verbs the torn pocket the sad, twisted face the conjugated verb

Recall the quotation from F. Scott Fitzgerald's story. Notice the past-participial adjective:

"The limousine crawled crackling down the pebbled drive."

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