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posted by Cynthia

What is the principle part of the italicized verb in this sentence (suppressed) from "The Story-Teller"?

The aunt suppresed a gasp of admiration.

A. Present
B. Present participle
C. Past
D. Past participle

I think it's D.....But im lost on the meanings of them all. I know present participles usually end in "-ing" and past participles usually end in "-ed" But what about Past & Present? I just need a reminder of what they all mean. I tried searching them up but i didn't get any full answers or good explanations.

  1. Ms. Sue

    Present expresses action that happens now. Example: She TAKES the bus to school.

    Present participle expresses action that is ongoing. The present participle ends in -ing. It needs a helping verb.
    Example: She is TAKING the bus to school.

    Past expresses action that happened in the past.
    Example: She TOOK the bus to school yesterday.

    Past participle often ends in -ed and is used with a helping verb.
    She has TAKEN the bus almost every day this year.

    What do you think the correct answer for "suppressed" is?

  2. Cynthia

    I see. So it would be A then...? & Thank you for explaining all of those.

  3. Ms. Sue

    No. Suppressed is past tense. Many past tense verbs end in -ed.

  4. Cynthia

    Ohhhhhh. Okay, Got it. So like for example, "She MOVED to Michigan"?

  5. Ms. Sue

    You've got it! :-)

  6. Cynthia

    Thank you so much. :) Have a great rest of the day!

  7. Ms. Sue

    You're welcome. And you, too! :-)

  8. Anonymous

    It is just the past

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