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Is running a past progressive or past perfect?

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Past progressive tense.

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past: ran past perfect: had run past progressive: was/were running past perfect progressive: had been running


The past perfect progressive tense of run is "had been running"


On its own, running doesn't show tense. It is the present participle used to create the past, present, and future progressive and perfect progressive tenses.Past progressive:I was runningWe were runningYou were runningHe/she was runningThey were runningPast perfect progressive:I had been runningWe had been runningYou had been runningHe/she had been runningThey had been runningPresent progressive:I am runningWe are runningYou are runningHe/she is runningThey are runningPresent perfect progressive:I have been runningWe have been runningYou have been runningHe/she has been runningThey have been runningFuture progressive:I will be runningWe will be runningYou will be runningHe/she will be runningThey will be runningFuture perfect progressive:I will have been runningWe will have been runningYou will have been runningHe/she will have been runningThey will have been running


To create the past perfect progressive, on needs the auxiliary verbs had & been and a present participle. Present participles always ending in -ing.The verb run in the past perfect progressive is had been running.


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The formula of past progressive tense is SUBJECT + WAS OR WERE + PRESENTPARTICIPLEPast progressive tense of run:I was runningWe were runningYou were runningHe/She/It was runningThey were running


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the form of the past tense are past progressive,past perfect progressive,past perfect simple.


The past progressive of think is was/were thinking. The past perfect of see is had seen.


The past perfect progressive of investigate is had been investigating.


The past perfect progressive is had been dancing.


The past perfect progressive tense of work is "had been working".


There are two types:Past progressive tensePast perfect progressive tense


Yes, had been cleaning is the past perfect progressive tense of clean.


The past perfect progressive tense is formed with the auxiliary verbs had + been and a present participle. The past perfect progressive tense of dance is had been dancing.


The past progressive (past continuous) is "was visiting." (were visiting) The past perfect progressive is "had been visiting."


Present perfect progressive - have been abiding. Past perfect progressive - had been abiding. Future perfect progressive - will have been abiding.


Past tense: ate Past perfect: had eaten Past progressive: I/He/She/It was eating; We/You/They were eating Past perfect progressive: had been eating


Present perfect progressiveI have been watching.Past perfect progressiveI had been watching.Future perfect progressiveI will have been watching.


There are actually 6: Present progressive tense Present perfect progressive tense Past progressive tense Past perfect progressive tense Future progressive tense Future perfect progressive tense The progressive tense is also known as the continuous tense.


The past progressive tense is used to express action at a particular moment in the past. The past perfect progressive tense is used in a similar way but it expresses longer actions before another action in the past.


The past perfect tense is created with the auxiliary verb had and a past participle. The past perfect tense of complain is had complained. The past perfect progressive tense is created with had + been + a present participle. The past perfect progressive of complain is had been complaining.



The past perfect progressive tense is used to show that something started in the past and continued up until another time in the past.



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