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Present Progressive Tense

Verbs describing actions in the present are said to be in the present tense.  The present progressive tense is used for an on-going action in the present.


Caroline is looking for the latest brochure.
Dan and Billy are fishing off the pier.

The present progressive tense is one for four present tenses.  They are:
The 4 Present Tenses Example
simple present tense I go
present progressive tense I am going
present perfect tense I have gone
present perfect progressive tense I have been going

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Glossary of grammatical terms

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