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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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participlepar‧ti‧ci‧ple /ˈpɑːtəsɪpəl, pɑːˈtɪsəpəl $ ˈpɑːr-/ ●●○ noun [countable]  technicalSLG one of the forms of a verb that are used to make tenses. In English, present participles end in -ing and past participles usually end in -ed or -en.
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participleHe: True, in many cases you can get away with using a participle instead of a gerund.There are no dangling participles or misplaced modifiers.
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