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    Question difference btw the "participial" and the "participle" phrase

    Hello,

    I am not clear about the difference between the participle and the participial phrase. What is the difference? Would you please give me some examples?
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    Re: difference btw the "participial" and the "participle" phrase

    You can google these phrases to find examples, okose.

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    Re: difference btw the "participial" and the "participle" phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by okose View Post
    Hello,

    I am not clear about the difference between the participle and the participial phrase. What is the difference? Would you please give me some examples?
    Thanks!
    They are two different words for the same thing.

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    Re: difference btw the "participial" and the "participle" phrase

    "Participle" is a noun, it refers to the actual word that serves as a participle in the sentence. "Participial" is an adjective, usually referred to as a "participial phrase." A participial phrase includes the modifiers which surround the participle.

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    Re: difference btw the "participial" and the "participle" phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "Participle" is a noun, it refers to the actual word that serves as a participle in the sentence. "Participial" is an adjective, usually referred to as a "participial phrase." A participial phrase includes the modifiers which surround the participle.
    That's true Ouisch, but in practice, the two terms are used synonymously on the web. If okose Googled these phrases, he might not be any the wiser. Some pages, such as the one quoted below, use the two terms almost alternately, as if they don't know they're even doing it.
    Participle Phrase Recognition Practice

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