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past participlenoun [C]

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the ​form of a ​verb, usually made by ​adding -ed, used in some ​grammaticalstructures such as the passive and the presentperfect: The past ​participle of "​cook" is "​cooked".

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(Definition of past participle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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past participlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpæst ˈpær·təˌsɪp·əl, -sə·pəl/
grammar a ​form of a ​verb that is used to show past ​action or to make ​perfecttenses and ​adjectives: "Sung" is the past participle of the ​verb "​sing."
(Definition of past participle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “past participle”
in Arabic التصريف الثالِث…
in Korean 과거 분사형…
in Portuguese particípio passado…
in Catalan participi passat…
in Japanese (文法)過去分詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过去分词…
in Turkish geçmiş zaman ortacı…
in Russian причастие прошедшего времени…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過去分詞…
in Italian participio passato…
in Polish imiesłów bierny…
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