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por ti si puhl

  • n  a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses

  • Don't look now, but your participle is dangling.
  • It included every grunt and groan, every dangling participle, every unfinished sentence that Young had uttered.
  • The opening sentence, with its dangling participle, was an offense against grammar.
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  • Robins AFB Addresses Sexual Assaults
    Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia is undergoing sexual assault prevention and response training. In June the base came to a stand-down for employees to participle in a mandatory workshop. Sexual assault prevention is nothing new at Robins Air Force Base. read more
    July 2, 2013 - Georgia Public Broadcasting

  • Michael Ignatieff in National Post
    Ignatieff says that in his earlier life as a professor and writer he didn't entirely understand the potency of words: "One word or participle in the wrong place and you can spend weeks apologizing and explaining."
  • Arlen Specter in Politico
    The myth was that he was 'Borked' -- I don't know if that's a verb or a participle -- except I know it's no true,said Specter, whose "no" vote as a Republican helped doomed Bork. "Judge Bork answered a great many questions because of his...
  • Robyn in
    I married a man who doesn't know a participle from a preposition, but somehow we make a perfect pair. Too bad he can't appreciate the alliteration,says Robyn Tellefsen, a 30-year-old freelance writer and editor.

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