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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