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past participle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
past participleˌpast ˈparticiple ●●○ noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 SLGthe form of a verb used with the verb ‘to have’ in perfect tenses (for exampleeaten’ in ‘I have eaten’), or with the verb ‘to be’ in the passive (for example ‘changed’ in ‘it was changed’), or sometimes as an adjective (for example ‘broken’ in ‘a broken leg’)
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