The participle clause is a dependent clause that is built with the German participle I or II. It refers to the subject of the main clause. In German the participle clause is not used so often.
The participle I is used, when two actions are happening simultaneously
The participle II is used, when the action in the participle clause happened before the one in the main clause.
Because the participle clause refers to the subject of the main clause, there is no subject in the participle clause itself. The verb is in the participle I or II form and always stands at the end of the clause.
Building the German participle I form in German is very easy. You only take the infinitive of the verb and add a "-d" at the end.
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