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The participle is a verbal noun in the nominative and objective cases, and may be the subject of a verb or the direct object, or the object of a preposition. In the sentence "Running is tiresome", the participle running is the subject. In the sentence "He tried reading aloud", the participle reading is the direct object. In the sentence "John succeeded in finding his watch", the participle finding is the object of the preposition in.

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