- participle:  The etymological notion underlying participle is of a word that shares or ‘partakes’ of the dual nature of an adjective and a noun. It comes via Old French participle from Latin participium, a derivative of particeps ‘partaker’ (the usage was a direct translation of Greek metokhé ‘sharer, partaker’, which was likewise used as a grammatical term for ‘participle’). Particeps (based on a variant of Latin capere ‘take’, source of English capture) also spawned the verb participāre ‘take part’, from which English gets participate .
=> part, participate
- participle (n.)
- late 14c., "a noun-adjective," from Old French participle (13c.), variant of participe, from Latin participium, literally "a sharing, partaking," from particeps "sharing, partaking" (see participation). In grammatical sense, the Latin translates Greek metokhe "sharer, partaker," and the notion is of a word "partaking" of the nature of both a noun and an adjective.
- 1. There are two types of participle in English: the past participle and the present participle.
- 英语中有两类分词: 过去分词和现在分词.
- 2. In English grammar, the gerund has exactly the same form as the present participle.
- 英语语法中, 动名词具有与现在分词完全一样的形式.
- 3. Who knows Past Tense and the Past Participle form of this verb?
- 4. Do the adverbial modifier , have seven meanings generally in participle.
- 分词做状语, 概有七意义.
- 5. There are two participles, the present participle and the past participle.
- 分词有两种, 现在分词和过去分词.
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