Participles are verbal adjectives, so they may have both adjectival and verbal properties.


In english language there are two participles:

The present participle and

The past participle


The present participles ends in -ing.

asking, being, smiling, studying, sitting.

The past participle ends in -ed or -d with regular verbs, but in -en, -n(e), -t or has no suffix with the irregular verbs.

asked, smiled, fallen, born(e), slept, made, cut.


The participles may have tense, and active and passive forms.


This page is about Participles.

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