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  1. sozanaa

    Smile hello

    i just want to ask about something, please......
    this example"stay away from the running water"is about present participle is correct,is not it?
    if i want to change the same example to be about the past participle adjective what is the different between the present and past participle adjectives?
    thank you

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: hello

    You're correct. In the sentence you provided running is a present participle in form and an adjective in function:

    Stay away from the running water.

    The past participle run doesn't work in that context.

    Does that help?


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