what is a participle
what is a participle?
There are two partiples. They are present participle and past participle. Present participle (Main verb +ing) is used after a noun. For example: The man wearing a blue hat is my brother. The man who is wearing a blue hat is my brother. This is used as an active relative clause. It is not only used to replace the progressive tense but also any active tense. For example: Students failing to submit their assignment will be sent out of the classroom.(= Students who are failing to submit their assignment will be sent out of the classroom.)
A past participle can used in the same way as that of a present participle. But it is used in the passive relative clause.
I received the letter sent by my father last night. Here, We can write the same sentence as: I received the letter that was sent by my father last night.
The past participle can also be used in the progressive passive relative clause.
The watch lying on the TV was mine.
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