In the following sentence I have to identify participles.

Michael, bereft of his son Luke, died of a broken heart.

I think there are 2 participles bereft, broken

But the answer was just bereft


For what it's worth, I think you're correct. One might consider "broken" to be an adjective in its own right, but I definitely consider it a participle. In fact, as of this writing, it's the very first example on the Wikipedia page:

Participles have various uses in a sentence. One use of a participle is simply as an adjective: A broken window. A fallen tree. An interesting book.

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