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participle -- in English
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • This inflected as follows: noun-verb, goodthink; past tense and past participle, goodthinked; present participle, good— thinking; adjective, goodthinkful; adverb, goodthinkwise; verbal noun, goodthinker.
  • This inflected as follows: noun-verb, goodthink; past tense and past participle, goodthinked; present participle, good— thinking; adjective, goodthinkful; adverb, goodthinkwise; verbal noun, goodthinker.
  • Thus, in all verbs the preterite and the past participle were the same and ended in-ed. The preterite of steal was stealed, the preterite of think was thinked, and so on throughout the language, all such forms as swam, gave, brought, spoke, taken, etc., being abolished.

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  • English verbs have two participles which typically end in "ed" or "ing".

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