The present participle as an adverb or adjective

Examples for adverbial use  
  Schreiend liefen sie durch die Straßen.
= Screaming they ran through the streets.
  Heulend erzählte sie mir, was passiert war.
= Crying she told me what had happened.

Examples for adjectival use  
  Rauchende Eltern sind eine Gefahr für ihre Kinder.
= Smoking parents are a danger for their children.
  Schlafende Hunde soll man nicht wecken.
= One should not wake up sleeping hounds.






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