33.4 Present participle in adjectival use


In German as well as in English the participle can be used as an attribute to a noun, which means it is used as an adjective.

Examples  
  Die schreiende Menge bewegte sich in Richtung Innenstadt.
= The screaming croud moved towards inner city.
  Die bellenden Hunde störten ihn.
= The barking dogs disturbed him.
  Die betenden Pilger versammelten sich in der Kirche.
= The praying pilgrims met in the church.






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