About the Verbals: Participles Lesson
This lesson is a review of verbals with a focus on participles. It gives a short explanation of the two jobs of participles: to show tense and to function as an adjective.
• to review verbals and focus on participles.
• to show how participles can indicate tense and act as adjectives.
• to assess students? understanding of participles through appropriate activities.
When is a verb not a verb? When it tries to imitate another part of speech.
Sometimes verbs do not act like verbs. Instead they act like nouns, adjectives or adverbs. When they do this we call them verbals. There are three main kinds of verbals: