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principal parts


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In traditional grammars of inflected languages, the forms of the verb that are considered basic and from which all other forms of the verb are derived.
  • In English, the present infinitive (play, eat, put), the past tense (played, ate, put), the present participle (playing, eating, putting), and the past participle (played, eaten, put).


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