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.
B. Present participle
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.
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?
I see. So it would be A then...? & Thank you for explaining all of those.
No. Suppressed is past tense. Many past tense verbs end in -ed.
Ohhhhhh. Okay, Got it. So like for example, "She MOVED to Michigan"?
You've got it! :-)
Thank you so much. :) Have a great rest of the day!
You're welcome. And you, too! :-)
It is just the past