the progressive

noun

grammar
: 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 consists of a form of the verb "be" followed by the main verb's present participle.

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“The progressive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20progressive. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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