present participle noun
grammar : a verb form that ends in “-ing” and that is used with “be” to refer to action that is happening at the time of speaking or a time spoken of
: a participle that typically expresses present action in relation to the time expressed by the finite verb in its clause and that in English is formed with the suffix -ing and is used in the formation of the progressive tenses
Examples of PRESENT PARTICIPLE
- The verbs “dancing” in “He was dancing” and “crying” in “The baby is crying” are present participles.
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