Past participles in composition: Activity 2

Beckett’s early work was written in English over the period from 1929 to 1938. It seems restless, nomadic. →

Written in English over the period from 1929 to 1938, Beckett’s early work seems restless, nomadic.

The electromagnetic bell was patented in 1878 by Thomas Watson. It is rugged, reliable and loud enough to be heard from some appreciable distance. →

Patented in 1878 by Thomas Watson, the electromagnetic bell is rugged, reliable and loud enough to be heard from some appreciable distance.

Mr Lenihan was confronted with this evidence. He said that “on mature recollection” he had not telephoned the president. →

Confronted with this evidence, Mr Lenihan said that “on mature recollection” he had not telephoned the president.

Mechanical pencils are designed for drafting. They are also useful for carrying around for sketching at briefing meetings. →

Designed for drafting, mechanical pencils are also useful for carrying around for sketching at briefing meetings.

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