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    hey.
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    i can't learn all those rules for all participles stuff.
    is their a way you can help me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr12 View Post
    hey.
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    i can't learn all those rules for all participles stuff.
    is their a way you can help me?
    1) "She is writing."
    "is" is the third-person singular present form of "be," the progressive auxiliary verb.
    "writing" is the progressive participle of the verb "write."

    2) "They have finished."
    "have" is the third-person plural present form of "have," the perfective auxiliary verb.
    "finished" is the perfective participle of the verb "finish."

    3) "Her car was stolen."
    "was" is the past-tense singular form of the passive auxiliary verb "be."
    "stolen" is the passive auxiliary participle of the verb "steal."

    English has three kinds of participles: progressive, perfective, and passive. I hope this helps you some.

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    Sorry, but participles are classified according to form, not verbal aspect.

    The English verb possesses precisely two participles:

    (1) A form in -ing (being, having, going,...), commonly known as a present participle.

    (2) A form, typically in -ed (played, liked, finished,...), but, in the case of irregular verbs, terminating usually in -(e)n (been, stolen, known,...), commonly known as a past participle.

    The -ed/-(e)n form that occurs in perfective verb phrases (have Ved) is morphologically identical to that which occurs in passive VPs (have been Ved).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr12 View Post
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    - ando - is a Spanish present participle - similar to an '- ing' form.
    - ado - is a Spanish past participle - similar to an '-ed' form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzr12 View Post
    hey.
    i have a question.
    i can't learn all those rules for all participles stuff.
    is their a way you can help me?
    - ando - is a Spanish present participle - similar to an '- ing' form.
    - ado - is a Spanish past participle - similar to an '-ed' form.
    But I think you're referring to verb forms and tenses in general, aren't you?

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