present progressive tense


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present continuous tense

We create the present continuous tense by using the present participle (-ing form) of the verb after the present-tense form of the auxiliary linking verb “be.”
Unlike the present simple tense, which is used to express things that are always the case or are at a fixed time in the future, we use the present continuous (also called the present progressive) tense to speak about actions that are currently happening, whether generally or at the exact moment of speech. It can also be used to describe actions or events that are planned for the future (but are not definitively fixed in time, such as a timetable).
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Noun1.present progressive tense - 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
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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.
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.
The predominant verb tense in all three compositions was the present progressive tense. The present perfect tense also was occasionally used.
We argue that robust macroscopic data (physical measurements) as described using the third-person present tense are underpinned by a microscopic context, which is accessible only in first- and second-person descriptions using the present progressive tense. The use of first-and second-person descriptions in dynamics, that is referred to as the internalist perspective in short, is analogous to the process of self-measurement inherent in any physical system from within.