Example sentences for: participle

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

  • As shrunk is a past and past participle of shrink and not, properly, an adjective, I am not sure why it is there in place of shrunken , especially since Mikhail specifically writes in his Preface, Only words listed in standard language dictionaries as adjectives are included in this Dictionary.

  • That is not the case for alternating current , a subentry under alternate , or the array to be found under pass , which includes in passing (participle/gerund), make a pass at (noun), pass by (verb), passed pawn (adjective/past participle).

  • Gedunk is obviously a humorous application of the past participle of dunk --Crullers “gedunked” in coffee--and by the 1930s it was obviously well established in the Navy to refer to any concoction involving ice cream, and especially to establishments dispensing it.

  • baggot From a verbal participle, bagged, meaning `big with young, pregnant.

  • The verb get has two distinct variants between British and American uses as a past participle.

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