Past participles are parts of verbs used to form many verb tenses
. They are used to form the past perfect tense, present perfect tense, and future perfect tense, but what are they? Here are some examples.
I have seen six deer!
The students have graduated from high school.
What Are They?
Every verb has what are called four principal parts
. This means that we can take any verb and break it into these parts. Past participles are simply one of those principal parts of a verb.
Here is a chart showing you some examples of verbs broken into their principal parts.