participle-clauses-exercises

Participle clauses exercises

Participle clauses exercises

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Participle clauses exercisesRe-write the following into a single sentence using a participle clause.

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1. Sue was lying in the sun. She got sunburned.

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Lying in the sun, Sue got sunburned.

2. John has just retired. He is now able to spend more time gardening.

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Having just retired, John is now able to spend more time gardening.

3. They bought their cinema tickets. Then they went to find a seat.

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Having bought their tickets, they went to find a seat.

4. The student sat in front of the computer and wrote his essay.

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Sitting in front of the computer, the student wrote his essay.

5. Some people argue against school uniforms. They feel children should wear what they want to.

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Arguing against school uniforms, some people feel children should wear what they want to.

6. Some students are disappointed in their progress at school. These students often do not go into further education.

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Disappointed in their progress at school, these/some students often do not go into further education.

7. Children do not have the maturity to make every choice themselves. A parent or guardian is need to make decisions on their behalf.

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Not having the maturity to make every choice themselves, children need a parent or guardian to make decisions on their behalf.

7. I didn’t want to break the law. I called the police instead.

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Not wanting to break the law, I called the police instead.

8. John travelled overseas a lot as a teenager. He is more open minded to different cultures.

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Having travelled overseas a lot as a teenager, John is more open to different cultures.

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