Meaning of present participle

pres'ent par'ticiple

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a participle form, in English having the suffix -ing, denoting repetition or duration of an activity or event: used as an adjective, as in the growing weeds, and in forming progressive verb forms, as in The weeds are growing.
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