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a participle that usually ends in ed, en or t, e.g. written, completed, lost. Past participles can be used in the following ways:
- As an adjective, e.g. The written text is available. The completed task must be handed in tomorrow.
- With an auxiliary verb, to form a finite verb, e.g. I have written her a letter. I have completed my homework.
an essay that describes or explains something, usually of technical nature. This can be in the...
the use of unnecessary words, e.g. It could easily be argued that the time is right and the...
a word or phrase that derives from another word or word root, e.g. quickly from quick.
sharp (clever) humour. Wit is not necessarily biting or angry, but it can be. Shakespeare wrote...