Past Participles Definition

A) The Past Participle is used for all perfect forms of the verb:

1 Present Perfect


eg: I have taken


2 Past Perfect


eg: I had taken


3 Future Perfect


eg: I will have taken


4 Conditional Perfect or the 3rd Conditional


eg: I would have taken


B) The Past Participle is used in the Passive with the verb 'To Be' in most aspects and tenses.


The Past Participle may also be used as an adjective.

See Also:

Present Participle


Verbs and Tenses

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