Participle in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Participle

a word formed from a verb that functions as an adjective

Examples of Participle in a sentence

In the sentence “The man was happy to see the rising sun,” rising serves as a participle.  🔊

When you look at the phrase “breaking news,” breaking is a participle since the word ‘breaking’ is being used to describe news.  🔊

The professor explained that when an action verb is used to describe things in an essay, it is called a participle.  🔊

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