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INTERJECTION
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English Grammar Tutorials
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1. Present Participle As A Verb

Definition:

The present participle does not give a clear idea about the time of action. It may refer to past, future, or present depending on the auxiliary verb used before it.

Present Participle is used as a main verb in the continuous sentence.

Examples Of Verb

I was writing the examination. Past continuous tense, and the participle is writing
I am writing the examination Present continuous and the participle is writing

2. Present Participle As An Adjective

Examples Of Adjective

This is our dining table

Here, the participle, dinning qualifies the noun table and thus acts as an adjective.

Examples

I lost my walking stick
I bought a new washing machine
I worked in a spinning mill
I know how the grinding machine works

We have seen that participles qualify nouns or pronouns. They may be used.

a) Attributively

Examples

His tattered coat needs mending

A rolling stone gathers no moss

b) Predicatively

Examples

He kept me waiting

As Only A Participle

Examples

On reading the newspaper, he learnt about his loss in his business
Coming to the point, the manager ended the meeting

As A Gerundial Noun

Examples

Walking is good for health
Reading is good for knowledge
Working is good for progress

As A Verbal Noun

Examples

The building I bought is very costly
The meeting gave me a nice experience
Picasa’s painting is world famous
Note : We generally do not use ing with the following words.

Examples

Love Like Consider
Feel Think Know

All these words are called non-conclusive verbs which say only about the quality of our thoughts but not actions

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