Example sentences for: participle

How can you use “participle” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In this particular instance the verb is employed as a present participle by Washington Irving in Life & Letters (1831) to describe his hero a rodomontading Congressman from the Western States.

  • Filmed is here intended as a past participle, not the past of an active verb.

  • We would say, for example, that gone in He has gone is a past participle but an adjective in He is gone (if only because English does not use the verb to be as an auxiliary, the way French does); alleged in it was alleged is clearly a past participle, but in the alleged culprit it is an adjective.

  • It could be fractonym, using the coined combining form fracto- (from the Latin fractus, the past participle of frangire meaning to break).

  • I excused myself at once, left Roger in Cupid's hands and went over to check out another participle I'd noticed dangling by the bar.


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