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participle -- in English
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • The first project was, to shorten discourse, by cutting polysyllables into one, and leaving out verbs and participles, because, in reality, all things imaginable are but norms.

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  • English verbs have two participles which typically end in "ed" or "ing".
  • This inflected as follows: noun-verb, goodthink; past tense and past participle, goodthinked; present participle, good— thinking; adjective, goodthinkful; adverb, goodthinkwise; verbal noun, goodthinker.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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