The article presents the realization of singular nominative case of active voice past tense feminine gender participles. It discusses what information on derivation of this kind of participles is given in some Lithuanian linguistics studies (grammars, morphology textbooks, study books, encyclopaedias, etc.). The focus is on the modern usage of active voice past tense participles of feminine gender. The research is based on rich empirical material: examples are drawn from the texts of 27 authors (mainly works of poetry and prose) and Corpus of Contemporary Lithuanian Language (non-fiction, journalism, and spoken language). In the light of the analysis of the empirical material it is concluded that besides normative active voice feminine past tense participles with ending (dirbus-i), the modern language (especially in the artistic and journalistic texts) allows the usage of the variant without ending (dirbus) which is rarely mentioned in the works of linguistics.