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Section 11.3.7.2

Present Participle

To form the present participle of a verb, add theending -ing to the base form. The presentparticiple form is used in the following circumstances:

  • After a form of the auxiliary be in the progressive

  • The yeast culture is growing rapidly.

  • In verbal clauses that are being used as nouns (gerunds)

  • We considered growing the culture in a largerdish.

  • As an active participial adjective

  • We placed the rapidly growing culture in therefrigerator.

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