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chrissum

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who can tell me how to differentiate the presnet participle and past participle. i need some simple ways.
 

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PRESENT PARTICIPLE

Present participle is a form of a verb which usually ends in '-ing' and comes after another verb to show continuous action. It is used to form the present continuous tense:

Example:
The children are watching television
The weather is getting colder
I heard him singing

Note: In these sentences “watching”, “getting” and “singing” are present participles.

PAST PARTICIPLE

While past participle is the form of a verb, that ends in -ed, -en, etc. and is used:

With the verb have to form PERFECT tenses

Example:
I have eaten,

with the verb be to form PASSIVE sentences

Example:
It was destroyed

Sometimes as an adjective

Example:
Biased report
Charged issue

Regards,
Ahmed.
 
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chrissum

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PRESENT PARTICIPLE

Present participle is a form of a verb which usually ends in '-ing' and comes after another verb to show continuous action. It is used to form the present continuous tense:

Example:
The children are watching television
The weather is getting colder
I heard him singing

Note: In these sentences “watching”, “getting” and “singing” are present participles.

PAST PARTICIPLE

While past participle is the form of a verb, that ends in -ed, -en, etc. and is used:

With the verb have to form PERFECT tenses

Example:
I have eaten,

with the verb be to form PASSIVE sentences

Example:
It was destroyed

Sometimes as an adjective

Example:
Biased report
Charged issue

Regards,
Ahmed.
Maybe my wording wasn't clear. i want to know under what situation i should use present participle, and when i should use past participle.thank you all the same.
 

Anglika

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Essentially, the present participle indicates continuing action while the past participle indicates completed action.
 
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