Present Participle

present participles

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Present participle
Present participles decline in the following way, which is
similar to a third declension adjective.
Masculin
e/Femini Neuter
ne
Singula
Singular Plural Plural
r
Nominativ
ns ntes ns ntia
e
Accusative ntem ntes ns ntia
ntiu
Genitive ntis ntium ntis
m
ntibu
Dative nti ntibus nti
s
ntibu
Ablative nti ntibus nti
s
To form the present participle for first, second and third
conjugation verbs, remove `re' from the infinitive to get
the stem and add the relevant ending above. For fourth
conjugation verbs you will need to add an `e' to the stem
before the endings.

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Handy hint
Note that for some third conjugation verbs you will need to
retain the `i' of the stem before the relevant ending is
added.
A present participle describes an action or a state which is
taking place at the same time as the action or state of the
main verb. Just like all participles, it must agree with the
noun it is describing.…read more

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