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In English language, a participle is an adjective form of a verb. A present particple is a verb with a suffix "-ing" while a past partciple is a verb with suffix "-ed". Some verbs may have an odd suffix instead of "-ed"; they are called "irregular verbs".


  • "talk" becomes "talking" and "talked"
  • "do" becomes "doing" and "done"

A present participle is often confused with a gerund, a noun form of a verb with "-ing".

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