past participle

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past participle

past participles

  1. (grammar) A past participle is a verb form, used mainly with an auxiliary verb expressing tense, aspect or voice. In English, it is usually spelled the same as the past tense.
    In the following sentences, the underlined word is a past participle:
    Have you seen her?
    The used book had a dirty cover.
    I have walked on this street many times.
    The table is supported by four legs.

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