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P resent Participle versus Past Participle
 
Lesson 3-29
Prompt:The present and past participle of any verb will always come with helping verbs when they are used as a verb in a sentence. These verb phrases show many different verb tenses.
Directions:A present participle or past participle verb form is used in each sentence below. Do the following: 1) click to select the verb phrase in each sentence, and 2) click to select below whether the verb phrase in the prior sentence is formed from the present participle or past participle.
1.We are studying the patterns of verbs in Modern English.
2.(present participle) (past participle)
3.We have found a consistent pattern.
4.(present participle) (past participle)
5.Helping verbs have been used with the participle form.
6.(present participle) (past participle)
7.We now are beginning to understand this relationship.
8.(present participle) (past participle)
9.We have been trying our best.
10.(present participle) (past participle)
11.I should have completed this exercise.
12.(present participle) (past participle)
13.Many verb tenses are being represented.
14.(present participle) (past participle)
15.I will be reading for hours.
16.(present participle) (past participle)
17.A participle may be written as a verbal adjective.
18.(present participle) (past participle)
19.By 3:00 P.M., I will have driven 500 miles.
20.(present participle) (past participle)