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VERBS, INFLECTIONS OF:-- Participles. -Ed omitted after d and t, &c.

Participle: -ed omitted after d and t. Some verbs ending in -te, -t, and -d, on account of their already resembling participles in their terminations, do not add -ed in the participle. The same rule, naturally dictated by euphony, is found in E. E. "If the root of a verb end in -d or -t doubled or preceded by another consonant, the -de or -te of the past tense, and -d or -t of the past participle, are omitted."1 Thus--

Words like "miscreate," Hen. V. i. 2. 16; "create," M. N. D. v. 1. 412, "consecrate," Ib. 422, being directly derived from Latin participles, stand on a different footing, and may themselves be regarded as participial adjectives, without the addition of d.

1 Morris, Specimens of Early English, xxxv.

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