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principal parts

noun plural

Simple Definition of principal parts

  • grammar : the main forms of a verb

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of principal parts

  1. :  a series of verb forms from which all the other forms of a verb can be derived including in English the infinitive, the past tense, and the present and past participles

1870

First Known Use of principal parts

1870


PRINCIPAL PARTS Defined for Kids

principal parts

noun plural

Definition of principal parts for Students

  1. :  the infinitive, the past tense, and the past and present participles of an English verb




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