Many verbs that function as adjectives end in "-ing." You can find what they modify by asking the same "Who or What + verb" question that you do to find the subject of all verbs. These verbs, however, will fail the sentence test, so they are verbals – do not underline them twice. Also, like all other verbs, they can have complements, and they are modified by adverbs. For example:
Part One: Directions:
1. I lived happily ever after, eating Macaroni and Cheese.
2. I ran down the hall screaming, "Come on guys."
3. Getting up, I tripped over a chair and fell in the pool.
4. Screaming, I remembered my floaties.
5. I felt like a submarine, going down down deep into the depths of the ocean.
6. "Chicken!" he shouted, flopping his arm like a bird.
7. I was sweating nervously, hoping for the best.
8. A fake vampire jumped out laughing.
9. My sister just sat there looking at me.
10. My mom was in the car driving.
11. Later I heard a little kid crying because of something.
Part Two: Write a sentence like those above with a verbal that is used as an adjective.