assimilation in which a preceding sound has an effect on a following one, as in shortening captain to cap'm rather than cap'n.
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Present, Past, And Sometimes Perfect ParticiplesParticiples are words derived from verbs that can function as adjectives or as parts of verb phrases to create verb tenses. The two main types of participles are the present participle and the past participle. The perfect participle depends on the past participle for its forms. Participial phrases function as adjectives that modify the subjects or other nouns in sentences. The Present Participle Adding -ing …
Compare regressive assimilation.
Origin of progressive assimilation
First recorded in 1910–15
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