past participle noun
grammar : the form of the verb that is used with “have” in perfect tenses and with “be” in passive constructions
: a participle that typically expresses completed action, that is traditionally one of the principal parts of the verb, and that is traditionally used in English in the formation of perfect tenses in the active voice and of all tenses in the passive voice
Examples of PAST PARTICIPLE
- The verbs “thrown” in “the ball has been thrown” and “raised” in “many hands were raised” are past participles.
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