In our first class on participle clauses we looked at how active participles can be used to create complex sentences.
This lesson will look at passive participle clauses.
Learning to notice participle clauses will improve your reading skills. If you use participle clauses in your speaking and writing it will also improve your grammatical range and accuracy band score.
|Passive participle clause 1|
|Passive participle clause 2|
Exercise 2 | Use the Grammar
|1.||10 times, the victim miraculously survived.|
|2.||The landslide, by a week of heavy rain, destroyed the village.|
|3.||in 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen, x-rays remain an important medical tool.|
|4.||The money on the kitchen table was intended for the shopping.|
|5.||in the robbery, the three young me face up to 5 years in prison.|
|6.||The problems by the survey will be addressed as soon as possible.|
Exercise 3 | Practice the Grammar
|The first season of Big Brother was watched by millions of people. The first season of Big Brother was the most popular reality show.|
|(1) by millions of people, the first season of Big Brother was the most popular reality show.|
|In my opinion, companies shouldn’t sell clothes which are produced in sweatshops.|
|In my opinion, companies shouldn’t sell clothes (2) in sweatshops.|
|Olive oil which is made in this particular region is supposed to be the best.|
|Olive oil (3) particular region is supposed to be the best.|
|The temple was built in 1496. The temple was dedicated to the king.|
|(4) , the temple was dedicated to the king.|
|The explosion was heard thousands of miles away. The explosion of mount Krakatoa in 1883 was one of the loudest events in history.|
|(5) , the explosion of mount Krakatoa in 1883 was one of the loudest events in history.|
|Processed food is sold in most supermarkets. Processed food is an unhealthy alternative to home cooked food.|
|(6) , processed food is an unhealthy alternative to home cooked food.|
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