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Exercise on Present Participle

Rewriting Sentences without Participle Constructions

Rewrite the sentences without using the participle constructions

  1. We were sitting around the fire singing songs.
  2. Did you see the boy jumping up and down?
  3. When going to London, they always did a sightseeing tour.
  4. While being on the boat, Bob got seasick.
  5. Being an exemplary pupil, he always does his homework.
  6. Having told me the news, he went away.
  7. The boy excited about the presents sat on the couch.
  8. Sleeping in the garden, I didn't hear the telephone.
  9. The children were sitting at the beach building a sandcastle.
  10. Last month I read a book written by a Scottish author.