past participle


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past participle

n.
A verb form indicating past or completed action or time that is used as a verbal adjective in phrases such as finished work and baked beans and with auxiliaries to form the passive voice or perfect and pluperfect tenses in constructions such as The work was finished and She had baked the beans. Also called perfect participle. See Usage Notes at participle, very.

past participle

n
(Grammar) grammar a participial form of verbs used to modify a noun that is logically the object of a verb, also used in certain compound tenses and passive forms of the verb in English and other languages

past′ par′ticiple



n.
a participle with past, perfect, or passive meaning, as fallen, sung, or defeated, used in English and other languages in forming the present perfect, past perfect, and passive and as an adjective.
[1790–1800]

past participle

A verb form that expresses a completed action, such as “tasted.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.past participle - a participle that expresses completed action
participial, participle - a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses
Translations
příčestí minulé
participo
participio pasado
partisiipin perfekti
participe passé
particip perfekta
lýsingarháttur þátíðar
participio passato
būtojo laiko dalyvis
verleden deelwoordvoltooid deelwoord
imiesłów czasu przeszłego
participiu trecut
perfektparticip

past participle

nparticipio passato
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The written standard of Voru does not make a distinction between the singular and plural forms of the active past participle.
These statements, implying that the use of the prefix was strictly confined to one form, appear to be an overgeneralisation when compared to Visser (1966: [section] 1126), who argues that this particular prefix "cannot be called a marker of the past participle form, since it was also prefixed to infinitives in Old and--under the forms [z.
Added to those used in the previous sections is "Aux Inf" for an auxiliary in the infinitive and "Past II" for a past participle.
The first is the past participle p[bar{i}]t[acute{a}] of the root [surd]p[bar{a}] (p[bar{a}]ti, p[acute{i}]bati), "drink," a word known from the RV onward.
Past participle forms act as the indirect preterite in these dialects, for example (11), (12):
First, it shows that when it comes to nominalization, the supine pairs with the infinitive and not with the past participle.
There are two instances of past participle forms of Old English class II in the text of Kildare poems.
The past participle of verbs such as beeldhouwen is regular or "weak" even if the independent verb root has a irregular or "strong" past particle.
Discernible traces of elimination of Vernerian alternations appear in five verbs: forli[thorn]an, li[thorn]an, scri[thorn]an, sni[thorn]an and ofsni[thorn]an, where levelling affected primarily preterite plural and past participle forms, extending the voiced fricative /[eth]/, reminiscent of the original voiceless fricative, to these forms.
3) monofunctional grammemes: the past participle of the future auxiliary [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and the neutral form of the past participle of the future negative auxiliary [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII];
The geminates in the singular and plural past participle forms of l-, n-, r- and s-stem verbs, however, are of a different origin: they can be called pure (purer) assimilation-induced geminates since they are not caused by gradation, but represent cases of progressive assimilation where the initial component of the formative has assimilated with the stem consonant, e.
16) and (17) cannot be taken as proof, therefore, that VOSI and the NP + past participle string are syntactic equivalents.