Past Participles for intermediate learners
The past participle is the third principal part of a verb that is most commonly known to be used with tenses. In this lesson, we will learn all about them.
What Are Past Participles?
When we want to talk about something that happened in the past, we use the past participle form of the verb. In this lesson, we are going to learn all about them.
Past Participles: Form
When we want to change the verb to the past participle, we must add either an '-ed', '-d', or '-t'. However, remember that we must add these to the base form of the verb. Look below:
Talk → talk
Smack → smack
Scream → scream
Learn → learn
Now, let us analyze some examples:
The poor woman
I'm sorry but the enemies
It is important to know that only regular verbs are changed like that. regular verbs have their forms completely changed. Look at some of the below:
Past Participles: Uses
Past participles can function as different parts of the sentence. Below, we are going to learn all about its functions. Look:
- As adjectives
- Forming participle clauses or phrases
- Forming perfect tenses (present perfect, past perfect, etc.)
Now, let us examine some examples:
I think you
You thought he
She could heal her own