continuous tense


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Noun1.continuous tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
tense - a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
present progressive, present progressive tense - a tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance
past progressive, past progressive tense - a progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past; "`I had been running' is an example of the past progressive"
future progressive, future progressive tense - a progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future; "`I will be running' is an example of the future progressive"
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So if the unit is about shopping and the present continuous tense, the text will contain vocabulary and certain structures.
In that, the past tense, future tense, present tense and present continuous tense have come into play.
The productive temporal instability of such projects, which pitch the viewer into a disorientating blend of nostalgia, loss, and the present continuous tense, moreover, owes much to wider institutional willingness to engage with performance.
For our purposes, it is important that Case assignment is not affected by the difference between the indefinite tense and the continuous tense.
"After two months, they learn how to use present continuous tense, simple past tense in a sentence.

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