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- See also gerund-participle. While the two have different historical origins, in Modern English their forms are identical.
- Hyphenation: pre‧sent par‧ti‧ci‧ple
- (countable) In English, a present participle is a verb form that ends in -ing. Present participles are commonly used to form the progressive aspect.
- In the following examples, the present participle is underlined:
- They kept breaking the rules.
- They are helping her.