progressive tense

noun

Definition of progressive tense

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: a verb tense that is used to refer to an action or a state that is continuing to happen In English, a verb form in the progressive tense consists of a form of the verb "be" followed by the main verb's present participle.

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“Progressive tense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/progressive%20tense. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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