Is "scattered" a verb? For example,"Scattered around the sable wooden bench, the leaves skipped across the ground."

1 Answer
Mar 7, 2018

For the given example, "scattered" is not a verb.


The word "scattered" may be used as a verb; for example:
#color(white)("XXX")#The children scattered to the far corners of the playground.
#color(white)("XXX")#The farmer scattered the seed across the freshly turned soil.

in the given example, "scattered" is part of an adjective phrase that describes the leaves and is not an action.