Complete Definition of "present participle"

English
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Noun
present participle

  1. grammar: A verb form that indicates an ongoing action or state in the present and which functions as an adjective. In English, the present participle takes the suffix -ing and is preceded by a form of the verb to be to make the progressive tenses of a verb.

Related terms
future participle
participle
past participle
perfect passive participle

Translations

Dutch: onvoltooid deelwoord (tegenwoordig deelwoord) n
Finnish: partisiipin preesens
French: participe présent m
German: Mittelwort der Gegenwart n, Partizipium präsentis n
Greek: μεÏοÏή ÏÎ¿Ï ÎµÎ½ÎµÏÏÏÏα (metokhí tou enestóta) f
Japanese: ç¾å¨åè© (ããããã¶ãã, genzai bunshi)
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Latin: participium praesentis m or n
Portuguese: particípio presente m
Russian: пÑиÑаÑÑие наÑÑоÑÑего вÑемени (priÄástije nastojášÄevo vrémeni) n
Spanish: participio presente m
Swedish: presensparticip c

See also
gerund
gerundive
periphrastic

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