A part of speech partaking of the nature of both verb and adjective; a form of a verb, or verbal adjective, modifying a noun, but taking the adjuncts of the verb from which it is derived. In the sentences: a letter is written; being asleep he did not hear; exhausted by toil he will sleep soundly, -- written, being, and exhaustedare participles.
Anything that partakes of the nature of different things.
a verb form used for making different tenses. Verbs have two participles, a present participle and a past participle.
a verb that ends in -ing (present participle) or -ed, -d, -t, -en, -n (past participle).
A verbal form that has characteristics of both noun and verb. In Hebrew it represents characteristic, continual, uninterrupted action. Heb: "The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters" (Gen. 1:2). The Greek participle is widely used as a substantive, adjective, and adverb in phrases and clauses. Gk:"...in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him" (1 Peter 1:21).
a verbal adjective. Participles have five variables: as an adjective, they have number, gender, and case; as a verb, they have tense and voice. The screaming person drove us crazy.
the term covers both a word derived from a verb and used as an adjective, as in singing woman, and the -ing and -en non-finite forms of the verb, as in was singing (present participle), has given (past participle).
a verbal (part-verb) that functions as an adjective. Participles can be either present, usually marked by an -ing ending (e.g., taking), or past (having taken); they can also be passive (having been taken).
verb form used as an adjective. See for more information: 11 Rules of Writing Rule 8
a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses
a form of a verb that has the qualities of both a verb and an also an adjective
a half verb and half noun
an adjective formed from a verb
an adjective which shows some verbal feeling
a special verb form that is derived from the infinitive but is not conjugated
a verb acting as an adjective
a verbal adjective , as in "a crying child
a verb conjugation used as a verb or an adjective
a verb ending in -ing , and is called dangling when the subject of the -ing verb and the subject of the sentence do not agree
a verb ending in ing used as an adjective, as in the following sentence
a verb form that can be the acting verb of a sentence only when it has an auxiliary verb in front of it (note the has in front of has gargle d)
a verb form that is used as a modifier
a verb with ed or ing added to it
a word formed from a verb that can function as part of a verb phrase
a word which takes part of the sense of a verb (showing action or being or state of being) and part of a noun (gerund) or adjective
A verb form ending in – ing or – ed. A participle functions like an adjective because it can modify a noun or pronoun. For example, in a glowing coal and a beaten dog, glowing and beaten are participles.
One of the non-finite forms of the verb, used in compound forms of the verb and adjectivally. English has a past participle ( opened) and a present participle ( interesting); Spanish has a past participle ( abierto). The Spanish forms in -ndo are not adjectival, and are usually called the gerund; the term present participle is sometimes used for Spanish adjectives in -nte ( interesante), but not all verbs have forms in -nte (eg abrir has no form *abriente): ie, the -nte forms are only semiproductive in Spanish.
One of two different kinds of verb-derived words which can function as nouns, modifiers, or parts of synthetic verbs. Present participles end with "-ing." Past participles of most verbs end with "-ed" or "-en." I hate running when I feel tired. He was running scared.
A verb form used for making different tenses. There are present and past participles.
A participle is a syntactic unit that can function as a verb or an adjective.
The form of a verb that usually ends in '-ed' or '-ing' and is used to form some tenses and as an adjective: For example: 'He's sleeping' and 'I've already eaten', the words 'sleeping' and 'eaten' are both participles.
a word derived from a verb and used as an adjective or a noun
A verbal that functions as an adjective. Present participles end in -ing ( brimming); past participles typically end in or -ed ( injured) or -en ( broken) but may appear in other forms ( brought, been, gone).
Part of a verb which cannot on its own be a main verb e.g. running. Can be used as an adjective e.g. running shoes.
A verb form that can be used with an auxiliary verb. It can also function as an adjective or a noun. See Past Participle and Present Participle.
A participle is a verb form that acts as an adjective. A present participle ends in –ing. Running to the bus stop, she dropped her keys. A past participle ends in –ed unless it is irregular. Soothed by the soft music, she fell asleep.
A word which is formed from a verb, but can be used as an adjective, or noun
The -ing and -ed forms of verbs. The -ing form is called the "present participle". The -ed form is called the "past participle" (for irregular verbs, this is column 3).
A verb form that may function as part of a verb phrase (was thinking, had determined) or as a modifier (a determined effort; the couple, thinking about their past). Participles may take objects, complements, and modifiers: The stagehand carrying the trunk
In linguistics, a participle is a non-finite verb form that can be used in compound tenses or voices, or it can be used as a modifier. Participles often share properties with other parts of speech, in particular adjectives and nouns.