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    who can tell me how to differentiate the presnet participle and past participle. i need some simple ways.

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    PRESENT PARTICIPLE

    Present participle is a form of a verb which usually ends in '-ing' and comes after another verb to show continuous action. It is used to form the present continuous tense:

    Example:
    The children are watching television
    The weather is getting colder
    I heard him singing

    Note: In these sentences “watching”, “getting” and “singing” are present participles.

    PAST PARTICIPLE

    While past participle is the form of a verb, that ends in -ed, -en, etc. and is used:

    With the verb have to form PERFECT tenses

    Example:
    I have eaten,

    with the verb be to form PASSIVE sentences

    Example:
    It was destroyed

    Sometimes as an adjective

    Example:
    Biased report
    Charged issue

    Regards,
    Ahmed.
    Last edited by ahm4me; 08-Mar-2008 at 06:48. Reason: Addition of a word....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahm4me View Post
    PRESENT PARTICIPLE

    Present participle is a form of a verb which usually ends in '-ing' and comes after another verb to show continuous action. It is used to form the present continuous tense:

    Example:
    The children are watching television
    The weather is getting colder
    I heard him singing

    Note: In these sentences “watching”, “getting” and “singing” are present participles.

    PAST PARTICIPLE

    While past participle is the form of a verb, that ends in -ed, -en, etc. and is used:

    With the verb have to form PERFECT tenses

    Example:
    I have eaten,

    with the verb be to form PASSIVE sentences

    Example:
    It was destroyed

    Sometimes as an adjective

    Example:
    Biased report
    Charged issue

    Regards,
    Ahmed.
    Maybe my wording wasn't clear. i want to know under what situation i should use present participle, and when i should use past participle.thank you all the same.

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    Essentially, the present participle indicates continuing action while the past participle indicates completed action.

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