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

Mar 7, 2018

#### Answer:

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

#### Explanation:

The word "scattered" may be used as a verb; for example:
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}}$The children scattered to the far corners of the playground.
or
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}}$The farmer scattered the seed across the freshly turned soil.

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