What is a continuous verb?


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2013-11-23 07:20:04
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The continuous tense has a verb phrase - be + present participle.

Present contiuous = am/is/are + present participle.

eg I am watching TV. She is watching TV, They are watching TV.

Past contiuous = was/were +present participle.

eg I was watching TV. She was watching TV. They were watching TV.

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Yes. It's a present continuous verb.

past simple or present simple are called simple because they have only one verb, a main verb egI saw the movie. She walks to work.Continuous verb tenses have a present participle that is a verb ending in -ing eg walking or listening plus a be verb or an auxiliary verb. Examplespresent continuous - I am listening to musicpast continuous - The man was walking home.present perfect continuous - We have beenlistening to music.Also the simple tenses and continuous tenses are used to express different past present or future time.

The word "was" is a verb. It is a past tense of the verb to be, and is used in the past continuous tense (along with were).

Have is used as an auxilliary verb with other verb to form the past participle, present perfect, past perfect, past perfect continuous, future perfect continuous, future perfect and present perfect continuous, e.g. the use of have as an auxilliary verb with the verb go: Past Participle: Having gone present perfect: I have gone past perfect: I had gone past perfect continuous: I had been going future perfect continuous: I had been going future perfect: I will have gone present perfect continuous: I will have been going

The verb surfing is the present participle of surf.It is used with be verbs to make continuous tenses:past continuous - He was surfing. They were surfing.present continuous - I am surfing, He is surfing, They are surfing

Progressive or continuous verb forms are be + present participle.present continuous -- am/is are + present participle - I am watching you.past continuous -- was/were + present participle - They were watching you

The 14 English verb tenses are, present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous, present perfect, present perfect continuous, past perfect, past perfect continuous, future simple, future continuous, future perfect, future perfect continuous, conditional continuous, and conditional perfect.

Two conjugated forms of the verb "to be" - was and were.You also require the present participle of your verb.For example, the past continuous tense of the verb "dance":I/He/She/It was dancing.You/We/They were dancing.

The various verb tenses are: Present tense Present continuous Present perfect Present perfect continuous Preterite (or past tense) Past Participle Past continuous Past perfect continuous Past perfect Future Future continuous Future perfect Future perfect continuous

Past continuous is formed with - was/were + verb +ingwas weldingwere welding

The progressive or continuous verb form is: be verb + -ing form of verb am waiting / is walking / were sitting / was lying

Infinitive to has an obligation/mandatory kind of sense. Present participle simply describe on-going action. The present participle is the -ing form of a verb. It is used in continuous/progressive tenses. eg present continuous = am/is/are + verb +ing = He is waiting, they are watching past continuous = was/were +verb + ing = She was walking, they were sleeping present perfect continuous = have/has been + verb + ing = I have been waiting, she has been shopping. past perfect continuous = had been + verb + ing = They had been fishing, He had been sleeping

Present continuous tense.

This form of the verb can be used in more tenses: present participle, present continuous, past continuous, past perfect continuous, future perfect continuous, future continuous, present perfect continuous.

A progressive/continuous tense uses the present participle form of the main verb,ie verb + -ingeg walking / talking / watching / procrastinatingpresent continuous - I am watching you.past continuous I was watching youpresent perfect continuous - I have been watchingyou.past perfect continuous - I had been watching you.

Past continuous is formed with - was/were + verb + ing ie was living, were living

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was cleaning is a past continuous verb phrase.

Answer"Will have been" is the initial structure of the future perfect continuous tense. (See the second answer for its other usage)AnswerNo, it isn't; it's the Future Perfect of the verb TO BE. "Will have been GOING", for instance, is the Present Perfect Continuous of the verb TO GO. Answer"Will have been going" is the future perfect continuous tense. This tense follows this structure: Subject + Auxiliary Verb "Will" + Auxiliary Verb "Have" + Auxiliary Verb "Be" (Been) + Present ParticipleThe present perfect continuous tense follows this structure:Subject + Auxiliary Verb "Have" or "Has" + Auxiliary Verb "Be" (Been) + Present Participle.Thus: the present perfect continuous tense would be "have been going" without the auxiliary verb "will".See the related links for more information.

Can is an auxiliary verb. It is not used in the past continuous. I can dance. I was dancing. I was dancing because I can dance.

is doing - this is a present continuous verb = present tense be verbdoing = the present participle of do.

Past continuous.past continuous is past be verb + ing participle. (not a verb in the past)eg was eating / were eatingProbably you are asking about passive tensefor example is askedThat question is asked everyday.Passive tense changes according to past or present or continuous etcpresent simple - is askedpast simple - was askedpresent continuous - is being askedpast continuous - was being askedpresent perfect - has been askedpast perfect - had been asked

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