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Participles

A participle is a verb form used as an adjective:

Examples:

rising sun / stolen money / cooked ham

There are three kinds of participles:

Present Participle (ends "-ing"):

Examples:

boiling water / caring nature / deserving recipient

Past Participle (various endings, usually "-ed" or "-en"):

Examples:

broken window / painted frame / destroyed bridge

Perfect Participle ("Having" + past participle):

Examples:

having taken / having eaten / having played
 
Interactive example:

 
Having learnt the news, he tried to sell his brother's record collection. [show the participle]
 
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