Term: Past Participles

Definition:


A) The Past Participle is used for all perfect forms of the verb:

1 Present Perfect

 

eg: I have taken

 

2 Past Perfect

 

eg: I had taken

 

3 Future Perfect

 

eg: I will have taken

 

4 Conditional Perfect or the 3rd Conditional

 

eg: I would have taken

 

B) The Past Participle is used in the Passive with the verb 'To Be' in most aspects and tenses.

NOTE:

The Past Participle may also be used as an adjective.