Grammar for Grownups Quiz 79

Are You Over-Participled?

Do you suffer from using too many participles? Do you know the symptoms of a participle? What are wrong with the following paragraph?:

Walking through the door, Margery expecting a dull evening, welcomed the tall handsome guest of honor. Sun-tanned and blond, she couldn’t resist looking at him. Encouraged by his eyes, her cheeks turned pink. Surprised at the attention, she saw the guest flinch. Rushing madly out of the room, the door slammed behind him.

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