Can A Participle Be A Noun : 5 Facts You Should Know


Here it is clearly given about the facts of participle functioning as a noun. For the better understanding of the readers, it is explained about the possibility of such a function, when and where it is possible in a sentence construction. Along with that examples detailing is also given.

Participles can be nouns. But only present participles can be used as nouns in the sentences. Usually it is the present participles having -ing endings that are used as nouns.

Where Can A Participle Be A Noun ?

A participle can be functioned in various roles. But only present participles can perform as a noun in a sentence. In such cases they are placed at the beginning of the sentences.

Eg:- Sneezing continuously gives us an ill feeling.

Here sneezing is the noun and it is a present participle.

Present participles are formed as endings are in  –ing. Gerund is the name given to the such present participles.

They are used as subject of the sentences .

When Can A Participle Be A Noun ?

A participle having an ending with –ing comes as a noun. Only present participles have –ing endings. They can be used as nouns and usually they are placed at the beginning of the sentences.

 Eg:- Sewing keeps us engaged and relaxed.

Here the noun is ending in –ing and so it is a present participle.

Present participles show an activity.  It arises from an action verb. So when the activity has to be stressed in the sentence, participles are used as nouns.

Can Past Participle Be A Noun ?

Past participles end in –d, -en, -t, and –n. past participles are mostly used as adjectives. Past participles are not much seen as nouns.

Eg:-  The astonished tourists stood there unmoved

Here astonished is the past participle and it acts as an adjective here.

 Past participles are abundantly used as adjectives. The only difference is that its base word is a verb other than the normal adjective. So it is not used as nouns.

19 Participle Noun Examples

  1. Dancing is an angelic act.
  2. Sewing is a job that actually gives a good income to hardworking people.
  3. Studying for a long time makes us feel lazy.
  4. Laughing aloud was not permitted by the authority.
  5. Reviewing each draft before publishing is a tiresome work.
  6. Studying for a long time makes you bored.
  7. Recognizing a talent is a boon for a person.
  8. Driving all alone makes you feel sleepy.
  9. Watching T.V. for a long time affects your eyes.
  10. Playing on mobile makes your child an addict.
  11. Cycling trips have become a trend today.
  12. Dancing is a meditation.
  13. Smoking is not good.
  14. Arguing only keeps us hyper.
  15. Writing improves your handwriting style.
  16. Calculating monthly expenditure is very good to save your money.
  17. Swinging for a long time makes you giddy.
  18. Painting is an art that not everyone understands.
  19. Hearing the bell the children ran to the class.
  20. Smiling gives positivity to others.

19 Participle Noun Examples with Detailed Explanations

Dancing is an angelic act.

Dancing is the present participle used as noun.

Sewing is a job that actually gives a good income to hardworking people.

In this sentence sewing is the present participle functioning as a noun.

Studying for a long time makes us feel lazy.

Here studying is a present participle functioning as a noun.

Laughing aloud was not permitted by the authority.

Laughing is  the present participle used as the noun.

Reviewing each draft before publishing is a tiresome work.

Reviewing is the participle that takes the role of a noun.

Studying for a long time makes you bored.

The noun studying is a present participle

Recognizing a talent is a boon for a person.

In this sentence the noun is a present participle, recognizing.

Driving all alone makes you feel sleepy.

In this sentence, driving is the participle noun.

Watching T.V. for a long time affects your eyes.

Watching is the participle noun.

Playing on mobile makes your child an addict.

Playing is the noun that is actually a noun.

Cycling trips have become a trend today.

The present participle cycling is the noun here.

Dancing is a meditation.

Dancing being a present participle is the noun.

Smoking is not good.

Here smoking is a present participle used a s noun.

Arguing only keeps us hyper.

In this sentence arguing is a present participle functioning as a noun.

Writing improves your handwriting style.

Here writing is a present participle form used as noun in the sentence.

Calculating monthly expenditure is very good to save your money.

The word calculating is a present participle that turns out to be a noun.

Swinging for a long time makes you giddy.

The noun swinging is a present participle.

Painting is an art that not everyone understands.

Painting, a present participle is the noun.

Hearing the bell the children ran to the class.

Hearing is the participle noun of this sentence.

Smiling gives positivity to others.

The present participle smiling is the noun.

Conclusion

Here the readers are given a detailed explanation of participle noun examples. It is stressed on the fact that only present participles are used as nouns. Examples with explanation is also given.

Philomina Jose

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