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Present Participle

Present participles are adjectives formed from verbs.  They end "ing". 


running water, flourishing business, discouraging glance
Interactive example:
The guides glowing face beamed at the melting ice. [show me the present participle]

Present participles should not be confused with gerunds, which are nouns formed from verbs.  Gerunds also end "ing".
Associated pages:
What are adjectives?
Past participles
Glossary of grammatical terms

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