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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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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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The deverbal coinages that are characterized by the onomasiological feature of 'property' encompass adjectives ([d.sub.5]), lexicalized present participles ([d.sub.6]), modal adjectives ([d.sub.7]) and lexicalized past participles ([d.sub.8]).
Finally, past participles and present participles look like verbs but are often used in other ways.
In order to have a better understanding of this phenomenon, we need to take a look at how present participles function in OE in contexts other than the complements of perception verbs.
Present participles are used instead of the present continuous tense, to denote something that is changing or is happening at present.
Perhaps the most common example is dropping the final "g." This letter is dropped not only from present participles, but can be omitted from any word of two or more syllables ending in "ing." This usage is a fixture in former Pres.
On the semantic side, we have seen that the reduplicated i-stems behave like imperfective present participles, very often with iterative, intensive, or habitual semantics.
To generalise on this basis that all present participles used for adjectival periphrasis are adjectivised, is contestable, to say the least.
4, on the front of the sports and business sections, above the fold, in large bold type, the editors conspicuously dropped the final "g" from two perfectly good present participles. Why?
* In both languages forms of the reported indicative developed from present participles.
The frequent use of present participles as a stylistic feature of Woolf's novels--which can be also considered as an indicator of FID--is the second subcategory of the grammatical features in our study.
Events, inadvertent causes, and the temporal anchoring of present participles. Unpublished ms., University of Nijmegen.