Das partizip ii der trennbaren verben

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Das Partizip II der trennbaren Verben

Remember: the past participle is used to form the perfect tense (among other things).

Anna hat Magda angerufen.

Anna phoned Magda.

With separable verbs, the past participle has -ge- sandwiched between the prefix and the stem of the verb:

Prefix + ge + stem angerufen  (phoned)

Caroline hat im Bio-Markt eingekauft.

Caroline went shopping at the organic market.

Unser Chef ist im Meeting eingeschlafen.

Our boss fell asleep in the meeting.

Note: With inseparable verbs, the past participle is formed without ge-:

bezahlen bezahlt

pay paid

verstehen verstanden

understand understood


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