Perfect Progressive Aspect
 
 
 
 
Perfect Progressive Aspect

In this lesson you will learn the definition of perfect progressive aspect and study examples of perfect progressive aspect.
Perfect Progressive Aspect Definition
  • Perfect progressive aspect is an action, event, or condition which is continuing and then is complete and includes the following:
  • past perfect progressive
  • present perfect progressive
  • future perfect progressive
  • The table below shows the perfect 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
Perfect Progressive Aspect Examples
  • Past perfect progressive: "I had been going." Usually expressed with duration, this indicates that an event was ongoing for a specific time, then completed before a specific event.
  • I had been painting the house.
  • I had been eating breakfast this morning.
  • I had been going to the bookstore with my best friend.
  • Present perfect progressive: "I have been going." This is used to express that an event started at some time in the past and continues to the present.
  • I have been painting the house.
  • I have been eating breakfast this morning.
  • I have been going to the bookstore with my best friend.
  • Future perfect progressive: "I will have been going."
  • I will have been painting the house.
  • I will have been eating breakfast this morning.
  • I will have been going to the bookstore with my best friend.
 
Additional Information
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(Beginner - Listening)

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.
Grammar Tips
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An audio lesson to help with your understanding of common mistakes. 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 One
(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 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.