Present Participles as Non-finite Verbs:
When a verb (base form) + ing is used as the adjectives in sentences, it is called a present participle. When it works as a noun in a sentence, it becomes a gerund, and when it comes with a ‘be’ verb to indicate continuous tense, it works as a finite verb and loses the feature to be a participle.
Examples Present Participles as Adjectives:
- Don’t try to catch a running bus.
- A flying bird is more watchful than a sitting bird.
- He saw a sleeping cat yesterday.
- I respect the working disabled people.
- Alex saw a spider creating its trap.
- He also a fly flying into the trap.
- Please, save the burning house as quickly as possible.
- Give me the glowing marble.
- I don’t want to create a confusing situation.
- Mandala gave an inspiring speech in 1990.