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    Participles

    I have a question, if someone could help me, please. How would I give the present participle of a word? For example, if I had the base form of the word "become", how would I make its present participle?

    Thank you!

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    You add -ing, removing the letter 'e' if it is the last letter. you also doublt the final letter if the verb has one syllable and ends with a single consonat after a single vowel.

    It is the present particple, and not the gerund, when it is a main verb with the auxiliary verb 'be' or when it is used as an adjective.

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