present progressive


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.present progressive - a tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance
continuous tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, progressive, progressive tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
He writes usually in simple present or present progressive tense, whether it is a reportage, travelogue or political analysis.
The very fact that in Barwar and Arbel the present progressive tense in its lengthened variants is used as a historical present or to "denote prominence" does not presuppose that this is the case in BH (not to mention the explicit differences between the compared materials, e.g., that yiqtol is not a present progressive in BH, while the active participle is; cf.
They see the public as a dark reservoir of racism, sexism and bigotry; they present progressive politics, first and foremost, as a way of preventing the populace vomiting up their supposedly hateful prejudices.
"This is an accident that does not exist in the past tense, but in the present progressive form," Fukushima Gov.
* The present progressive is formed with is/are + present participle: Vanessa is chopping nuts for the biscotti.
The statistical analysis proves that in the passive voice HKE shows differences with respect to IndE in the use of the present progressive, and with respect to BrE past (p<0.001), whereas no difference is found between HKE and SingE.
In the case of teaching the present progressive tense, Lee suggests encouraging the child to listen for "is" and "will," then modeling sentences using multiple tenses for the same action, while gradually increasing the level of difficulty.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi underlined good progress in the implementation of the Geneva nuclear deal between Iran and the six major world powers, and foresaw good results for the two sides' efforts to achieve a final, comprehensive deal in case they continue the present progressive trend.
Yet DeJong's monologue was not restricted only to the present progressive, a la Stein's "Composition as Explanation" (1926) nor, for that matter, was it concerned with modernist notions of progressing.
We present progressive imaging of a 3-year-old boy confirmed to have idiopathic moyamoya disease, over 6 years using serial MRI with MR angiography, and compare with conventional angiography at the last visit.
This man could be considered to present progressive fatigue related to his physically and psychologically demanding job.