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    past participle

    Can you tell me what is the Past participle of the verb "can"?
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    Ludwig Avendano

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    Re: past participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwav
    Can you tell me what is the Past participle of the verb "can"?
    Thank You
    Ludwig Avendano
    The term 'participle' means, part (of a verb), like 'walked' in "had walked" and 'swimming' in "been swimming" are part of the verbs 'had' and 'been'.

    'can' is never a part of a verb. It is the verb. It takes an infinitive as its object:

    I can swim. = I am able to swim.

    'can' does not have a participle form.

    Present simple: can
    Past simple: could

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