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Adjectives Versus Verbs: Participial Adjectives
As I have written many times before, the line between grammatical forms is blurry at best, especially among lexical categories like adjectives and verbs. Adjectives are 'words that describe nouns.' Verbs are 'words that denote actions, occurrences, and states.' Participles are nonfinite verbs that share characteristics and functions of verbs, adjectives, and nouns. A present participle is a participle in the form of the -ing suffix affixed to a verb base. A past participle is a participle in the form of the -ed or -en suffix affixed to a verb base. Some grammars classify participles that function as noun phrase