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What a participle

asked Jan 18 at 21:51 hiuo juio New member

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What is a participle?

 

A participle is a verb form and comes in two varieties.  The present participle usually ends in -ing and can be used as an adjective or as a noun (gerund).  The past participle usually ends in -ed and can be used as an adjective.  The same forms can also be used as verbs.

 

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link comment answered Jan 19 at 01:02 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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In addition to what Lewis Neidhardt mentioned, a participle can function as a head verb and adverb in a sentence.

eg:

Barbara is reading a book. (Head verb)

She has written a letter.  (Head verb)

She left scowling. (Adverb)

link comment answered Jan 19 at 04:24 Z. A. Jazley Contributor

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