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    Default past participle or present participle

    Would you please tell me which one is correct and why?
    The cat was found (hidden/ hiding) under the bed because of the noise of firecrackers.
    Thank you !

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    Default Re: past participle or present participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Would you please tell me which one is correct and why?
    The cat was found (hidden/ hiding) under the bed because of the noise of firecrackers.
    Thank you !
    Neither is "correct". Each holds a different meaning.

    'hiding' shows that the cat did the action of hiding under the bed while 'hidden' shows that someone hid the cat under the bed, perhaps in a cage.

    I guess that the first is the more likely because of the "noise" but I also guess that it's possible that someone took that action of "hiding the cat under the bed" because they knew that the cat did strange things under the circumstances cited.

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    Default Re: past participle or present participle

    The cat was found hiding under the bed because of the noise of the firecrackers.

    ...is correct.

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