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The form of a verb, ending in -ing in English, which is used in forming continuous tenses, e.g. in I'm thinking, alone in non-finite clauses, e.g. in sitting here, I haven't a care in the world, as a noun, e.g. in good thinking, and as an adjective, e.g. in running water.
- ‘It is not surprising, therefore, that present participles can sometimes function as prepositions (concerning, considering, regarding are representative examples).’
- ‘French uses the present participle in its verbal form much less frequently than does English.’
- ‘To form the present participle of a verb, add the ending -ing to the base form.’
- ‘Each title begins with the words ‘The Bed, The Chair,’ followed by a description of a depicted activity, often expressed in present participles.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.