Identify the participle phrase in the following sentence:
The water drained slowly in the pipe clogged with dog hair.
clogged with dog hair
in the pipe
in the pipe clogged
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Correct option is B)
A participle is that form of the verb which partakes of the nature both of a Verb and of an Adjective. A participle phrase will begin with a present or past participle. If the participle is present, it will dependably end in ing. Likewise a regular past participle will end in a consistent ed. Since, all phrases require two or more words, a participle phrase will often include objects and/or modifiers that complete the thought. Participle phrases always function as adjectives,adding description to the sentence. In this case, Option B is correct. The participle phrase 'clogged with dog hair' modifies the noun 'pipe'. The past participle 'clogged' introduces the participle phrase. Options A and C are incorrect as they are devoid of any participle. Option D is incorrect because the participle and the noun that it modifies have been punched together.