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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.
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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
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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.
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present participle

A verb form that expresses current action, such as “speaking.”
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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
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Translations
příčestí přítomné
partisiipin preesens
participe présent
folyamatos melléknévi igenév
lýsingarháttur nútíðar
participio presente
participium praesentis
particípio presente
presensparticip
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There is the use as a present participle where it is preceded by a relevant form of be.
Lay (present participle): I am not laying any more reading material on the recycling pile until this blows over.
A present participle ending in -(i)ca, which might have developed as an alternative to the i-participle (Markov 1961 : 63), is used in both the PRS and PST2 tenses (6a, b).
Except the two independent prepositional phrases discussed above, other examples that can show the skillful complexity and intricate complication of the long adverbial "When ..." clause are the verbal phrases including the present participle phrase, "Wishing me like to one more rich in hope" in line five, the past participle phrase "Featured like him, like him with friends possessed" in line six, and another present participle phrase "Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope" in line seven.
Enablement by itself is a dull word; it just means "the act of enabling." Enabling is the present participle of the verb enable, which has the following meanings (according to Webster): 1.
The subject is complex in several respects: the term present is, as usual in Sanskrit grammatical literature, used for the constellation of forms made from the present stem, including the present tense, the imperfect, the injunctive, the imperative, the subjunctive, the optative, and the present participle. Further, -ya-presents are not functionally homogeneous: those with accent on the suffix and obligatory middle inflection are typically passives, while those with root accent and either active or middle inflection (traditional class IV presents) are not.
The above examples show common types of renderings: a PP in (1) and (2), a present participle in (3), a relative clause in (4).
Elizabeth Teresa Howe's thoughtful and insightful new book explores female autobiographical writing (specifically 'authoring', present participle, as opposed to 'writings', plural noun) in the early modern Hispanic world.
There are seven essays: Aldred among the West Saxons: Bamburgh, and what bebbisca might mean; the rewards and perplexities of Old English glosses; a context for the Exeter Book: some suggestions but no conclusions; mapping the Anglo-Saxon intellectual landscape: the risks and rewards of source-study; the Old English Boethius as a book of nature; doomsday and nature in the Old English poem Judgement Day II; two syntactic notes on Old English grammar; (1) OE aebeon/wesan + present participle construction, (2) OE standan as a Copula.
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".