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    Red face Present Participle and Present Continuous

    Present Participle and Present Continuous. They are the same, aren't they? They seem to be, judging by their formulas.

    Just one more question! Really important.

    Another site defined a 'participle' as verb actiing like an adjective.
    Is this correct?

    Take "I was scared" for example. Is it Past Simple with a participle, or just Passive voice.


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    Re: Present Participle and Present Continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by bavwill View Post
    Present Participle and Present Continuous. They are the same, aren't they? They seem to be, judging by their formulas.

    The present continuous uses to be + present participle.

    Just one more question! Really important.

    Another site defined a 'participle' as verb actiing like an adjective.
    Is this correct?

    Some participles can be adjectives. (Interested, falling, etc).

    Take "I was scared" for example. Is it Past Simple with a participle, or just Passive voice.

    Past simple (was) with the past participle/adjective scared.

    This cannot be a passive structure as there is no object. The complement scared refers back to the subject.

    I am not a teacher.

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