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Progressive Aspect

Any verb (in the past, present or future) in the progressive (or continuing) tense is said to be in the "progressive aspect" (also called the "continuing aspect").  Such verbs are used to describe on-going actions.


In the past: I was going / they were eating / she was feeling
(the past progressive tense)
In the present: I am going / we are cleaning / she is recovering
(the present progressive tense)
In the future: I will be going / you will be acting / he will be flying
(the future progressive tense)
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