I know that participial phrases function as adjectives, but I was wondering how exactly they modify the noun.
Adjectives can modify nouns in three ways
(1) What kind (2) Which one (3) How many
In this sentence:
Walking on the beach, Delores dodged jellyfish that had washed ashore
The participial phrase "walking on the beach" modifies the noun Dolores. But I'm trying to understand how exactly it modifies the noun. In my mind this phrase explains what Dolores was doing, but that doesn't fall into the framework of "what kind", "which one", or "how many".
Any help would be appreciated.