What’s The Difference Between Participial Phrase And Gerund? – by Derek Haines…

on Just Publishing Advice:

Is it a surprise that the noun participle has an adjective form?

If you arrived at this article by asking Google, what is a participle phrase, don’t feel bad.

While the correct term is a participial phrase, I doubt anyone would argue that either the adjective form or the compound noun is acceptable.

For many writers, the use of the present participle can be a little confusing at times. It is because it has so many applications.

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