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pres·ent participle

 (prĕz′ənt)
n.
A participle expressing present action, in English formed by the infinitive plus -ing and used to express present action in relation to the time indicated by the finite verb in its clause, to form progressive tenses with the auxiliary be, and to function as a verbal adjective. See Usage Notes at participle, very.

present participle

n
(Grammar) a participial form of verbs used adjectivally when the action it describes is contemporaneous with that of the main verb of a sentence and also used in the formation of certain compound tenses. In English this form ends in -ing. Compare gerund

pres′ent par′ticiple


n.
a participle form, in English having the suffix -ing, denoting repetition or duration of an activity or event: used as an adjective, as in the growing weeds, and in forming progressive verb forms, as in The weeds are growing.

present participle

A verb form that expresses current action, such as “speaking.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.present participle - a participle expressing present action; in English is formed by adding -ing
participial, participle - a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses
Translations
příčestí přítomné
partisiipin preesens
participe présent
folyamatos melléknévi igenév
lýsingarháttur nútíðar
participio presente
participium praesentis
particípio presente
presensparticip
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2) The co-occurrence of gradation, GG and 3G are exemplified by contracted verbs such as laDa 'to talk, to speak', harcaDa 'to step', where in the Soikkola dialect GG concerns supine (lakkama), the 2nd person singular of the imperative mood, present participle and negative forms, 1st and 2nd person singular of the present forms of the indicative mood as well as in the corresponding plural forms formed after it, e.
This is the question raised by Nickel (1966), and again by Mitchell (1985: [section][section]974-982) when he evokes "the problem of deciding whether the present participle is to be taken as adjectival or verbal".
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In fact, time seems to be frozen with the use of participles: "Transforming into a present participle phase, an action composed of subject-verb becomes an adverbial or adjectival phrase and as a result the sentence gives a sense of simultaneity of several acts and states.
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First, the student has a problem with word class, as s/he seems to ignore that "happy" is an adjective, which cannot be inflected by the present participle markering.
2, such an entailment was irrelevant to the stimuli used in this experiment given that there was only one answer for the present participle trial; namely, an ongoing event.