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From my homework about participles, I have to paraphrase this to participles but I don't know how to.

Peter was abandoned by his parents at an early age and took to stealing.

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    What do you want to know? If you didn't already know, in your example sentence, "abandoned" is a Past Participle, but "stealing" is probably more properly referred to as a gerund, rather than a Present Participle (because it's being used as a noun - compare He took to drink / drinking, noting that He took to steal isn't valid). Apr 6 at 15:26
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    Is this what you want? "Peter, abandoned by his parents at an early age, took to stealing."
    – Greybeard
    Apr 6 at 16:45

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