participle

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Singular
participle

Plural
participles

  1. (countable) A participle is a form of a verb that has no tense and is often used as a modifier.
    In the following sentences, the underlined word is a participle:
    Boiling water is very hot.
    The used book had a dirty cover.
    I was studying English when you called this morning.
    I have walked on this street many times.
    The table is supported by four legs.
    Without thinking, he ran down the street.

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