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Chapter 33: Participles, Gerund and Infinitive constructions

  33.1 Formation of the present participle

Now we have a first one here: For the formation of the present participle there is only one rule and there is no exception to this rule.

To the root of the word -end is appended
  Infinitive root present participle (root + end)  
  essen ess- essend
  sagen sag- sagend
  trinken trink- trinkend  
  schreiben schreib- schreibend
  wollen woll- wollend