Yesterday, I was laying on my couch all day sniffling and trying to get rid of a headache. For class, the substitute teacher, a wonderfully helpful woman, told you to practice your brush strokes while writing a story about your holiday shopping experience, and then another paragraph summarizing your previous text.
Today, however, we dove in to yet another brush stroke: the PARTICIPLE. To form a participle, you want to think of an ABSOLUTE PHRASE WITHOUT THE NOUN at the beginning. Instead of EYES WATERING (an absolute), you'd write, "Watering up with tears, her eyes showed me just how proud she was of her daughter." Basically, a participle is an ING PHRASE before a sentence.
Another way you can create a participle is by writing three ING words in a row, all describing the main subject of the sentence. Examples:
*Trembling, shaking, crying, the boy walked home in the dark.
*Laughing, spinning, reeling, the young bride thought of her beloved husband and how much she loved him.
See if you can create your own sentences about a car moving along a road. Create sentence #1 with a PARTICIPLE PHRASE. Then create sentence #2 with three participles in a row.
Have a good day!