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Participle Phrases

A participle phrase is an adjective phrase that starts with a participle.  It usually follows the noun (or pronoun) which it modifies.

Examples:

You could see the panther releasing its grip.
                                  
                                noun        participle phrase (present participle)

Is that Arthur running for the bus?
                
              noun      participle phrase (present participle)

We must raise funds to replace the window broken last week in the storm
                                                            
                                                          noun     participle phrase (past participle)

Interactive example:
  
Did they know the journalist taken hostage[show the participle phrase]
 
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