(1) The end of the previous sentence itself contains an absolute clause with the participle being as its verb.(2) We don't tell each other what we think about anything - except about how prepositions or participles or relative pronouns function.(3) Intransitive, transitive, causative forms, past and non-past tenses (there was no future tense in Old Tamil), participal and verbal nouns, adjectival participles and the infinitive are found in the language of the inscriptions.(4) The construction is the same - a participial phrase introduces the story, the spin commences before the news arrives - but the similarities end there.(5) Like participles , adjectives and also some idiomatic preposition phrases, when used as adjuncts, need an understood subject (or, it might be better to say, a target of predication) to be filled in if they are to be understood.(6) Likewise, the participial suffix ├ö├ç├┐ado├ö├ç├û is often changed by Puerto Ricans.(7) I found myself piling on participial phrases to capture some of that.(8) I think there is a tension between the participial and noun forms worth exploring-for the terms determine how teachers and students alike encounter the phenomenon of writing.(9) I mean that, fully apart from knowing what a participial phrase is and how it functions, they don't even know how to use one.(10) Moreover, nouns express sorts of things, verbs and participles are tensed, pronouns are either demonstrative or relative.