- a participle.
Origin of participial
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Examples from the Web for participial
The Syrians added to it an m, thus giving it a participial form.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
A participial phrase will often serve for a clause or a sentence.English: Composition and Literature</p>
W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The participial construction is in them changed for finite verbs.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 1
The participial phrase is quite in the manner of the author.
Participial phrase: Wishing to make the ice smooth, they flooded the pond.Business English</p>
Word Origin and History for participial
1590s, from Middle French participial and directly from Latin participialis, from participium (see participle). As a noun from 1560s.
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