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    Question participle, ing or ed

    Good evening! I am learning the participle and I don't understand lot of things, please help me

    I would like to ask, how to tell it correctly:
    He sat unmoving, listening to the radio
    He was sitting unmoving, listening...
    He sitting unmoving, listening...
    He sitting unmoved, listening...

    and, my note-book lay buried under a pile of books, why not buring?
    And He came hurrying into my office, why not hurried?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: participle, ing or ed

    Quote Originally Posted by moncsa001 View Post
    Good evening! I am learning the participle and I don't understand lot of things, please help me

    I would like to ask, how to tell it correctly:
    He sat unmoving, listening to the radio
    He was sitting unmoving, listening...
    He sitting unmoving, listening...
    He sitting unmoved, listening...

    and, my note-book lay buried under a pile of books, why not buring?
    And He came hurrying into my office, why not hurried?

    Thank you very much!


    The issue is who did the action of the participial adjective. He sat unmoving. He didn't move.
    My notebook lay buried under a pile of books. Someone else buried the notebook. (It is similar to passive in that it take the past participal.)

    The smiling children ran under a sprinkler. (The children smiled)
    The written word is more powerful than a sword. (Someone wrote the word.)

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    Re: participle, ing or ed

    Quote Originally Posted by sglowski View Post
    The issue is who did the action of the participial adjective. He sat unmoving. He didn't move.
    My notebook lay buried under a pile of books. Someone else buried the notebook. (It is similar to passive in that it take the past participal.)

    The smiling children ran under a sprinkler. (The children smiled)
    The written word is more powerful than a sword. (Someone wrote the word.)


    Thank you for answer

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    Re: participle, ing or ed

    Quote Originally Posted by moncsa001 View Post
    Good evening! I am learning the participle and I don't understand lot of things, please help me

    I would like to ask, how to tell it correctly:
    He sat unmoving, listening to the radio
    He was sitting unmoving, listening...
    He sitting unmoving, listening...
    He sitting unmoved, listening...

    and, my note-book lay buried under a pile of books, why not buring?
    And He came hurrying into my office, why not hurried?

    Thank you very much!
    Those don't work.
    He sat without moving, listening to the radio.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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