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perfect participle

perfect participle

noun

  1. another name for past participle


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Word History and Origins

Origin of perfect participle1

First recorded in 1860–65
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Example Sentences

The imperfect tense and the perfect participle of the verb to plead are both pleaded and not plead.

Some verbs, though irregularly formed, have the past tense and perfect participle alike.

The perfect participle with habeo emphasizes the continuance of the effect produced.

He never uses gotten as the perfect participle of get; he always uses plain got.

Here the rule in correct English is followed faithfully, though the perfect participle employed is not the English participle.

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