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What is a sentence with a perfect progressive tense verb?

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Present perfect progressive

  • I have been watching.

Past perfect progressive

  • I had been watching.

Future perfect progressive

  • I will have been watching.
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There are 6 progressive forms: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 commonly referred to as the continuous tense.


The word dating forms the progressive tense of the verb to date.I am dating is the present progressive tense.I have been dating is the present perfect progressive tense.


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 progressive tense has the form - be + present participle.eg is/was watching.The tense of the be verb determines the tense of the progressive verb form.eg was watching is past progressive. is watching is present progressive.With an auxiliary verb have or has the present perfect progressive is formed.eg have been watching, has been watchingWith had the past perfect progressive is formed:eg had been watching



There is no difference between a progressive verb tense and a continuous verb tense. Both words mean the same thing.


"Had been eating" is the past perfect progressive tense.


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 future present perfect progressive tense of principal verb consists of "will* have been + {present participle of the principal verb}"; the present perfect tense of a principal verb consists of "have** been + {present participle of the principal verb}"; and the past perfect progressive tense consists of "had been + {present participle of the principal verb}". These tense are only rarely used. ___________________________ *"Shall" is substituted for "will" if the subject is in the first person or to show emphasis if the subject is in second or third person. **"Has" is substituted for "have" if the subject is in the third person singular only.


To form a progressive tense use the helping verb to beand the present participle (the -ing form of the verb)Progressives can be in the present past and future and can also be perfectpresent progressive I am workingpast progressive I was workingfuture progressive I will be workingPerfect progressivespresent perfect progressive I have beenworkingpast perfect progressive I had been workingfuture perfect progressive I will have beenworkingFe Maria Finch BA English


There is no verb in the past perfect tense in that sentence. The past perfect tense of stop is had stopped. Stopped is the past tense.


I/you/we/they have been investigating. He/she/it has been investigating.



"Has collected" is Present Perfect, because an auxiliary verb "to have" is in the present tense.


In English, there is no "progressive past participle".The past participle of listen is listened, and it is used with an auxiliary verb to create the perfect tenses. The past participle can be used in past, present, and future tenses. It is the job of the auxiliary verb to show the tense.Examples:had listened is the past perfect tensehave/has listened is the present perfect tensewill have listened is the future perfect tenseThe present participle of listen is listening. Present participles are used to create the progressive tenses, and like the perfect tenses, auxiliary verbs show the tense.Examples:was/were listening is the past progressive tenseam/is/are listening is the present progressive tensewill be listening is the future progressive tense


A verb is needed for the present progressive tense. Horses is a plural noun.Example of horse as the subject of a sentence in the present progressive tense: The horses are galloping.


Present ProgressiveI + Am + Present ParticipleYou/we/they + Are + Present ParticipleShe/he/it + Is + Present ParticiplePresent Perfect ProgressiveHave/Has + Been + Present ParticiplePast ProgressiveWas/Were + Present ParticiplePast Perfect ProgressiveHad + Been + Present ParticipleFuture ProgressiveWill + Be + Present ParticipleFuture Perfect ProgressiveWill + Have + Been + Present ParticipleNote: the progressive tense is often called the 'continuous tense'.


The verb in the sentence is 'are doing,' so the past perfect tense would be 'have done.'


Every verb has a past, present, and future tense. Each past, present, and future tense also has a perfect form, progressive (continuous) form, and a perfect continuous form.


the will in your sentence is present tense, so it is present tense



As a participle or a perfect tense verb.


Present progressive tense:I am writing.You/we/they are writing.He/she/it is writing.Past progressive tense:I/he/she/it was writing.You/we/they were writing.Future progressive tense:Will be writing.


Your sentence doesn't make sense and is grammatically incorrect. The verb "has helped" is in the present perfect tense, and the verb "carved" is in the simple past tense (also called the preterite).


She is not a verb so it doesn't show tense.When she is the subject of a sentence the present perfect is has + past participle.She has eaten the cake.



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