- 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
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
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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