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    suresh_gounder is offline Newbie
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    Question Tense

    What is difference between past tense & past participle tense

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    Smile Re: Tense

    I am not sure what you are asking.

    In English there are 2 basic forms of a verb and 2 participles -

    Present form - break
    Past form - broke

    Past (passive) participle - broken
    Present (active) participle - breaking

    The participles are used with auxiliary verbs to make perfect and progressive tenses e.g.

    Present perfect - 'have done'
    Present progressive (continous) - 'am doing'

    The past participle is also used to make passives - 'It is broken.

    If this does not answer your question, please ask again with a clearer explanation of what you want to know.

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