In English, the present participle of a verb has several functions.
The present perfect shows continuity between a relationship or an action that began in the past and continues into the present. It is formed with the simple present of HAVE plus the past participle.
Present perfect progressive
This lesson demonstrates how to form the present perfect progressive (have been verb+ing) and explains how to use it.
The present progressive, also called the present continuous, is formed with the verb BE conjugated in the simple present followed by a present participle.
In English, the present tense does not refer to only one verb form. In fact, there are four forms that together comprise the present tense.
English has four "progressive" verb forms, each of which is an "aspect" of the two English tenses.
Pronunciation of the simple past -ed
There are three ways to pronounce the final -
of regular verbs in the simple past.
Questions and the verb DO
The verb DO plays an essential role when asking questions.
Simple past of regular verbs
The simple past is formed by adding -ed to the base form of the verb (the infinitive without to).
Learn how to conjugate the English simple present tense.
The subject of a sentence refers to the person or thing that performs the action of a verb. A subject pronoun is often used to replace this person or thing in subsequent sentences to avoid repetition.
Tense and aspect
"Tense" refers to the time period in which the verb of a sentence places an action. "Aspect" refers to the duration of an event within that tense.
Using the simple present
Learn when and how to use the simple present tense in English.
BE is the most important verb in the English language. It is used as a main verb and as an auxiliary verb, and it is also used in the passive voice.
The verb DO plays an enormous role in the English language. It is the most important verb after BE.
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