Progressive Aspect
 
 
 
 
Progressive Aspect

In this lesson you will learn the definition of progressive aspect and study examples of progressive aspect.
Progressive Aspect Definition
  • Progressive aspect is an action, event, or condition which is continuing and includes the following:
  • past progressive
  • present progressive
  • future progressive
  • The table below shows the progressive aspect
 
tense & aspect aspect
simple perfect progressive perfect progressive
tense past simple
past
past
perfect
past
progressive
past
perfect
progressive
present simple
present
present
perfect
present
progressive
present
perfect
progressive
future simple
future
future
perfect
future
progressive
future
perfect
progressive
Progressive Aspect Examples
  • Past progressive: "I was going."
  • I was painting the house.
  • I was eating breakfast this morning.
  • I was going to the bookstore with my best friend.
  • Present progressive: "I am going." This is used to express what most other languages use the simple present tense for. Note that this form in English can also be used to express future actions, such as in the phrase "We're going to the movies tonight."
  • I am painting the house.
  • I am eating breakfast this morning.
  • I am going to the bookstore with my best friend.
  • Future progressive: "I will be going."
  • I will be painting the house.
  • I will be eating breakfast this morning.
  • I will be going to the bookstore with my best friend.
 
Additional Information
An Introduction to Verb Tenses
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An audio lesson to help with your understanding of verb tenses. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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Commonly Confused Words: Part One
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Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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