What is/are the present participle(s) of the following sentence?: Everyone expected the crawling tortoise to lose the race to the hopping hare.

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Jun 24, 2018

Answer:

#color(blue)("crawling")# and #color(blue)("hopping")#

Explanation:

A participle is a word formed from a verb that acts as an adjective, noun, or part of a compound verb. Participles can either be in the past or present. All present participles end in ing.

For the given sentence:

Everyone expected the #color(blue)("crawl"ul("ing"))# tortoise to lose the race to the #color(blue)("hopp"ul("ing"))# hare.

The present participles are both used as adjectives.

"crawling" is the present participle form of the verb "to crawl"
and
"hopping" is the present participle form of the verb "to hp".