Participles

5 November 2014 by Pigmalijonas

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Participles are something that English has lost a lot of in its evolution. Languages with richer flexion, such as Lithuanian, have plenty of them, though.

Simply put, participles are words made from verbs. An example would be the English present participle: they are eating, I am writing.

If you haven't come across participles in your own language, then they may look hard at first. Do not start studying participles if you are not in good terms with verbs.

Lithuanian has four kinds of participles: dalyvis (einąs, einanti, einą, einančios; einamas, einama, einami, einamos), pusdalyvis (eidamas, eidama, eidami, eidamos), padalyvis (einant, ėjus, eidavus, eisiant) and būdinys (eite).

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