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What are Past Participle Verbs? Grammar Review
“Past Participle” verbs are sometimes referred to as “Third form”. Past participle verbs are most known for their usage in the “Perfect tenses”. They are also used in all tenses in “Passive voice”.
There are irregular and regular verbs. “Regular Past Participle Verbs” are formed using the suffix “ed”. They are unique in that, most past participles are also used as noun modifiers or adjectives.
In the perfect tenses, the auxiliary verb “have” is used. In “Passive voice” the verb “To be” is used. All verbs in English have “four principle parts”; “Present, Present participle, Past, Past participle”.
“Present participle” is the suffix “ing”. Ask your teacher for further explanation.
Present Perfect Past Participle Examples
Q: Have I ever been to Mexico? A: Yes, I have or No, I have not!
Q: Have you eaten breakfast yet? A: Yes, I have or No, I have not!
Q: Have we got time to eat? A: Yes, we do or No, we do not!
Q: Have they already arrived? A: Yes, they have or No, they have not!
Q: Has he called you yet? A: Yes, he has or No, he has not!
Q: Has she spoken to you today? A: Yes, she has or No, she has not!
Q: Has it been painted recently? A: Yes, it has or No, it has not!
Past Participle Adjective Examples
The company I work for is satisfied with my work!
He was disgusted by the ongoing investigation!
I am interested in basketball and football!
Are you worried about your new job?
My brother and sister are scared of the dark!
Remember that adding the suffix “ed” is used to refer to feelings. Adding the suffix “ing” is used to refer to someone or something!