Past Participle (definition)

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Past Participles are the verb forms used in passive and perfect aspect sentences. They often end in -en or -ed suffixes: The food was eaten. or He has eaten the food.

Gaelic doesn't have past participles, per se. Instead a special verb form called the verbal noun is used in these conditions, and other constructions.

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  • Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.