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    forms of the participle

    How many forms of the participle are there in English? I know that there are two main, but I'd like to know all possible variations such as perfect particple and so on.

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    Re: forms of the participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    How many forms of the participle are there in English? I know that there are two main, but I'd like to know all possible variations such as perfect particple and so on.
    There are only two participles, the -ing or present participle (being, going, having, arresting) and the past participle or third form (been, gone, had, arrested. They may be combined to construct passive (being arrested), perfect (having been, having gone, having had, having arrested) and perfect passive (having been arrested) forms.
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    Re: forms of the participle

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    They nay [aye, they may ] be combined to construct passive (being arrested), perfect (having been, having gone, having had, having arrested) and perfect passive (having been arrested) forms.
    Sometimes the keyboard just seems too small for so many letters, eh?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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