Participial Adjectives: Grammar Guide

by | May 20, 2024

Participial Adjectives: Grammar Guide – 

This video lesson offers rules and examples for understanding participial adjectives and using them to create great English sentences.

When working with participial adjectives, remember the rule: Use Present Participle (-ing) for CAUSE and Past Participle (-ed) for RESULT.

Some of the more common verbs that allow such adjectives include:

  •  alarm
  • amuse
  • astonish
  • bore
  • challenge
  • comfort
  • confuse
  • depress
  • disappoint
  • embarrass
  • excite
  • exhaust
  • fascinate
  • frighten

  • frustrate
  • inspire
  • intimidate
  • interest
  • puzzle
  • relax
  • satisfy
  • shock
  • surprise
  • tempt
  • threaten
  • thrill
  • tire

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To continue building your grammar skills, be sure to see my favorite ESOL grammar resource: Grammar in Use (American English) by Raymond Murphy (available on Amazon)

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Participial Adjectives - English Grammar

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