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Participles

Participles | Past Participle | Perfect Participle | Present Participle

What is a participle?

A participle is a word formed from a verb that can function as part of a verb phrase.

For example:-

has been

Or independently as an adjective.

For example:-

working woman
hot water bottle

There are three forms of participle: The present participle, the past participle and the perfect participle.

!Note - We use past participles (-ed) to describe how we feel. We use present participles [-ing] to describe what caused the feelings.

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