Example sentences for: participles

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

  • Again and again one hears local and national broadcasters according an extra syllable to past participles as if the words were back-formed from adverbs, e.g., allegèd, assurèd, composèd, markèd, suffusèd, supposèd.

  • Thus all other etymological forms, as participles ending in - ed (rejected offer) or - ing (playing child), are excluded.

  • On the other hand, Pepys's English, while familiar enough to us, may sound slightly nonstandard, as where past-tense forms and past participles are coalesced.

  • None of these rather charming locutions is represented orthographically (in government documents and the like), yet one prevalent curiosity has always struck me, namely the dropping of the final g from participles.


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