This feature, among the simple morphological verbal units, is pertinent only to the Mood participle: it agrees with nouns as an adjective (note on the agreement with object ``avendo letta la lettera, uscii'', note on `ablativo assoluto'). The value common does not apply to the past participle. The gender of past participle, in context, helps to disambiguate the gender of the noun itself, when this is morphologically unmarked:
``Insegnanti capaci sono partite ...''
``Insegnanti capaci sono partiti ...''
The value common is applied only to the present participle, where the gender is undecided in the lexicon, even though it can be disambiguated in the corpus.
|Attribute||Value||It. example||It. tag|
|Gender||masculine||amato (past part)||V/prm|
|(un) amante(pr part)||V/ppm|
|feminine||amata (past part)||V/prf|
|(un') amante (pr part)||V/ppf|
|common||(l') amante (pr part)||V/ppn|