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    2 kind of participles

    There are 2 kinds of participles
    1. Present participle
    2. Past participle

    But, may I ask a strange question. "Why they don't have future participle ?"

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    Re: 2 kind of participles

    Quote Originally Posted by suthipong worasarn View Post
    There are 2 kinds of participles
    1. Present participle
    2. Past participle

    But, may I ask a strange question. "Why they don't have future participle ?"
    The tense system in Old English was much simpler. There were only two tenses, present and past, from which present day participles derive.


    There [was] no future tense in Old English, with the possible exception of the verb "to be".




    ... ordinarily the present tense [was] used with the force of the future wherever there [was] a need to express futurity.


    Old English Grammar & Reader by Robert E. Diamond

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