What is the participle in this sentence? The purring cat seems content, but it was whining earlier

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  • (purring) shall be your answer 
    A participle is a form of a verb that is used in a sentence to modify a noun, noun phrase, verb, or verb phrase, and thus plays a role similar to that of an adjective or adverb. It is one of the types of nonfinite verb forms.

  • There are two participles in this sentence: 'purring' and 'whining'. A participle is used as an adjective and modifies a noun (purring cat), but it can also be used as a part of past continuous tense (was whining).