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Past Participles - Glossary of Terms

Past Participles

Past participles are adjectives formed from verbs.  Unlike present participles, which end "-ing", past participles have a number of endings (usually "-en" or "-ed").


the broken window (from the verb "to break")
his swollen eyes (from the verb "to swell")
the ruined garden (from the verb "to ruin")
Interactive example:
Here is a laminated copy to replace your torn one.  [show the past participle]
Associated pages:
Present participles
Glossary of grammatical terms

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