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  1. Amy
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    Red face A small doubt!

    Is Past Participle mean Past Perfect?

    What's the Past Participle for 'forced'?

    Thanks.
    Amy

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    Re: A small doubt!

    The past participle is the '-ed' form of the verb, like 'forced', 'walked' and 'asked' (except for irregular verbs, whose past participles are... irregular (meaning 'not -ed'), like 'spoken', 'bitten', etc.)

    The past perfect tense is one finite verb form that uses the past participle: 'had forced', 'had spoken', 'had bitten'. The present perfect tense also uses the past participle: 'have/has walked', etc.

    And we also use that form in the passive voice: 'be asked', 'be carried'.

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