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present participle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
present participleˌpresent ˈparticiple ●●○ noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 SLGa participle that is formed in English by adding ‘ing’ to the verb, as in ‘sleeping’. It can be used in compound forms of the verb to show continuous tenses, as in ‘she’s sleeping’, or as an adjective, as in ‘the sleeping child’.
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