Saturday, 23 November 2013

Participle Examples in Proverbs and Quotations

1. Point out participle I and participle II in the following proverbs.
  1. United we stand, divided we fall.
  2. Better untaught than ill taught.
  3. One volunteer is worth two pressed men.
  4. Fear the Greeks bearing gifts.
  5. Stolen sweets are sweetest.
  6. Forbidden fruit is sweetest.
  7. A forced kindness deserves no thanks.
  8. The rotten apple injures its neighbours.
  9. The beaten road is the safest.
  10. A watched pot never boils.
  11. Rats desert a sinking ship.
  12. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  13. A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.
  14. The tongue ever turns to the aching tooth.
  15. No living man all things can.
  16. A burnt child dreads the fire.
  17. Let sleeping dogs lie.
  18. Coming events cast their shadows before.
  19. A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.
  20. Inside every fat man there is a thin man trying to get out.
  21. Forewarned is forearmed.
  22. A drawing man will clutch at a straw.
  23. Barking dogs seldom bite.
  24. Advice most needed is least heeded.

2. Comment on the use of participle I and participle II in the following quotations.
  1. Science is organized knowledge. (H. Spencer)
  2. Welcome ever smiles,
    And Farewell goes out sighing.
          (W. Shakespeare)
  3. Be not afraid of greatness: some born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. (W. Shakespeare)
  4. Concealed talent brings no reputation. (D. Erasmus)
  5. Learning without thought is labour lost, thought without learning is perilous. (Confucius)
  6. A thing well said will be wit in all languages. (J. Dryden)
  7. The human heart has hidden treasures,
    In secret kept, in silence sealed; -
    The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures
    Whose charms were broken if revealed.
          (Ch. Brontë)
  8. One cannot shut one’s eyes to things not seen with eyes. (Ch. Morgan)
  9. What is the friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. (Aristotle)
  10. Something attempted, something done. (H. Longfellow)

3. Comment on the use of the participles in the following short dialogues and text.

At the Station
A.: I say, what about our bags?
B.: We must get them packed as quickly as possible.
A.: No need to make haste, I think. Let me finish this letter first.
B.: You can do that at the station waiting for the train. I like to go in good time.

A.: Have you long way to go?
B.: Yes, two nights.
A.: I saw many people waving to you from the platform.
B.: Oh, they are all my friends. They gave me such a send off. I almost missed the train. I was quite out of breath having jumped in.

Lady: Porter, I want to have my bags taken out to the platform.
Porter: I’ll surely Take care of them. But we’d better wait till your train pulls in.
Lady: Oh, look at all those passengers getting excited, isn’t it time we moved on?
Porter: Don’t worry, madam. It’s not your train. You have another 15 minutes to wait.

Having examined the tickets the conductor of a slow train said pointing to a tall boy? “Madam, your boy can’t pass as a half fare, he’s too large.” Being very angry at the slowness of their progress the lady replied: “He may be too large now, but he was small enough when we started.”