A participle expressing present action, in English formed by the infinitive plus -ing and used to express present action in relation to the time indicated by the finite verb in its clause, to form progressive tenses with the auxiliary be, and to function as a verbal adjective.
A participle used.
Webster's New World
The definition of a present participle is a grammar term used to describe what a subject is doing or will continue to do.
An example of present participle is the word smiling in the sentence "he's a smiling baby."
Attributive form of present participle, noun.
Other Word Forms of Present-participle
Present-participle Sentence Examples
They were asked to use the present participle of the verb.
Kay Harrington from Battersea Why have we lost the use of the present participle with the verbs ' to sit/stand '?
All tenses of reflexive verbs except the imperative and present participle are formed by prefixing the pronoun which indicates the object to the verb, in the dative or genitive case (abbreviated) as the verb may require; but in the reflexive imperative and present participle the verb precedes the pronoun; e.g.