Participial Adjectives

Recognize and use participial adjectives in sentences

Participial adjectives look like verbs, but are really adjectives that help describe nouns. They are called this because of the participle form of the verbs they use. When participial adjectives describe the state of a noun, they take the past participle (-ed) form of the verb. When they describe how a noun is or what it is doing, they take the present participle (-ing) form.