can you break this down for me?

how do i identify the present participle and participial phrases? and how do i indicate the noun or pronoun that it modifies?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Find all the words that end in -ing. If they are used as adjectives or after the forms of the verb "to be", they are the present participles. To find what noun or pronoun they are attached to, ask: "Who is/has been ...ing?" =subject, "what/whom is Subject ...ing?"=object

    Except thing, nothing etc of course.

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