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participle ‎(plural participles)
(grammar) A form of a verb that may function as an adjective or noun. English has two types of participles: the present participle and the past participle.

Etymology: From Old French participle (1388), variant of participe, from Latin participium.

Example Sentences Including 'participle'

  • You used the past participle without a modifier.
  • What? You used the past participle without a modifier.
  • Watch it there, Connie. You've got a dangling participle.
  • The past participle agrees with the direct object placed before it.
  • At least I'm not the one Who printed the worst dangling participle
  • The past participle agrees with gender and plural of the complement when it is placed before.
  • I know what an integer is. I know what a participle is. I know what the Marshall Plan is.
  • Every time I hesitate over a past participle agreeing, I recall the school classroom at Mauves and that parachute floating down over the Loire.


Similar Words

paracompactifying - particularization - parsimoniousness - Higgs particle - paracyclophane - paradiorthosis - paradoxicality - particularized - particularment - party-coloured - paracostibite - paradoxically - paranatrolite - participatory - particularise - parvowinchite - nosey-parker - paraenetical - paraglobulin - paramorphous

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participio gerundio

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