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Progressive Tense

The progressive tenses are used for on-going actions in the past, present and future.


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 / it 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)

Verbs can be categorised by aspect.  These are said to be in the "progressive aspect" (also know as the "continuing aspect").
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