The past participles of the verbs volver (to return, to go/get back), poner (to put) and resolver (to solve)

These are some verbs with an irregular past participle:

Volver: vuelto (returned)
Poner: puesto (put)
Resolver: resuelto (solved)

The use and rules are the same as those that apply to verbs with a regular past participle.

Ana había vuelto temprano.

Ana had returned early.

Todas las miradas están puestas en ti.

All eyes are on you – literally “All the gazes are put on you”.

Hemos resuelto el problema.

We have solved the problem.

Verbs ending in -volver (devolver/to return, to give back, revolver/to revolve, desenvolver/to unwrap, etc.), in -poner (componer/to compose, posponer/to postpone, imponer/to impose, etc.) and in -solver (disolver/to dissolve, absolver/to absolve, to acquit) follow the same pattern when forming their past participle.

Nacho ha devuelto el dinero.

Nacho has given back the money.

Habíamos pospuesto la reunión.

We had postponed the meeting.

El juez ha absuelto al acusado.

The judge has acquitted the accused.

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