Present Participle

 The present participle is formed by adding the suffix "-ing" to the base form of a verb.

  • go — going
  • make — making
  • see — seeing

Although the form is the same as that of a gerund, the usage differs — the present participle is not used as a noun. Rather, it is a verb in the continuous form.

  • I am looking for a good hotel in Berlin.
  • John has been trying to contact you for a week.

 

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