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What Are Participles?

A participle is a word which is partly a verb and partly an adjective. English has two participles: the present participle and the past participle. Forms like running, singing, walking and working are called present participles. Forms like worked, broken, gone, written and walked are called past...

Participle Phrases

A participle is a form of a verb that functions as an adjective. There are two kinds of participles: present participles and past participles. Present participles end in -ing (jumping, burning, speaking). Past participles usually end in -ed, -t, or -en (jumped, burnt, spoken). Barking dogs seldom bite. (The present...

Common Errors In The Use Of Participles

Participles are used in absolute phrases with a noun or pronoun going before them. God willing, we shall meet again soon. The sea being rough, they abandoned the Channel swim. The fog having lifted, the plane took off....

Participles

A participle is a word which is partly a verb and partly an adjective. English has two participles: the present participle and the past participle. Forms like running, singing, walking and working are called...