What does the word participle mean?

Usage examples for participle

  1. The preposition of, therefore, should not be used after the participle, when the verb would not require it. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  2. It is worth while to explain, once for all, that I do not use the accented e for the longer pronunciation of the past participle. – Flower-of-the-Mind by Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson
  3. The accent is not an English sign, and, to my mind, disfigures the verse; neither do I think it necessary to cut off the e with an apostrophe when the participle is shortened. – Flower-of-the-Mind by Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson
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