Part Two The following verbs can be regular or irregular: Verb Past Simple Past Participle burn burned OR burnt burned OR burnt dream dreamed OR dreamt dreamed OR dreamt learn learned OR learnt learned OR learnt smell smelled OR smelt smelled OR smelt The second.
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( 'singing' is the object of the verb 'enjoy' - being an object of a verb is the mark of a noun - therefore, 'singing' is a gerund.) She is a singing girl.It describes the noun 'boy'.When I had stepped (1) into the shower, the phone rang (2).You will see that each type of participle has some jobs in common with the others, and some specific.Types of Participles They are of three types: the Present Participle the Past Participle the Perfect Participle Is it possible to recognize each of these types?I had just stepped into the shower when the phone rang.The forms of the past perfect tense and of the present perfect tense are very similar: both use have -have / has, had-and the past participle.So they are harder to recognize.An expert writer can use participles in subtle ways.Sung from sing, won from win, bound from bind, met from meet ).They are sometimes difficult to understand or deal with; but it need not be so for you, if you go through the following carefully.What different shades of meaning are associated with the different types of participles?In sentence 2, the whole phrase riding a bicycle.
(i.e., how do they look or what are the forms of each type?).