The past progressive is used to describe an action that began in the past, continued for a period of time, and then ended in the past. It is formed with the verb BE conjugated in the simple past plus the present participle.
In English, there are four different verb forms, or aspects, that together comprise the past tense.
English has four "perfect" verb forms, each of which is an "aspect" of the two English tenses.
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.
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.
There are three ways to pronounce the final -ed of regular verbs in the simple past.
The verb DO plays an essential role when asking questions.
The phrase should have indicates a missed obligation or opportunity in the past. In informal speech, it is contracted to should've, not "should of."
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.
"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.