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The  past participle  is a specific form of the verb that usually ends in -  ado  or -  ido . This is not a  conjugated form because it does not change to agree with the subject. The past participle verb form  has two uses.  It may be used after a conjugated form of the helping verb,  haber,  as part of a  compound verb (a verb tense that requires more than one word to create). When  used as a verb, it always ends in -  o  because it does not need to agree with the  subject in number or gender. This type of past participle will be called the “pure past  participle” to indicate that you should not mess with its ending. 
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Unformatted text preview: • It is the base form used to create an adjective from a verb. When used as an adjective, the past participle verb form must be adapted to match the gender and number of the noun it modifies. Just about every verb can be made into an adjective by using its past participle form. Learning to recognize and use past participles will increase your Spanish language powers tremendously. The creation and use of the past participle form of the verb as well as the use of the past participle as an adjective are explained in the following sections....
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