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participle

par·ti·ci·ple

participle

 
pronunciation:
par tih sI pl
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part of speech: noun
definition: in grammar, a verbal form that may serve as an adjective, as "broken" in "a broken doll"; a gerund, as "scaling" in "Scaling the wall was difficult"; a preposition, as "considering" in "Considering the odds, their victory was astonishing";and an element in verb phrases, as "coming" in "They are coming tomorrow".
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