present progressive


noun Grammar. (in English)

a verb form consisting of an auxiliary be in the present tense followed by a present participle and used especially to indicate that a present action or event is in progress, being repeated, or of a temporary nature or to express the future.

Nearby words

  1. presenility,
  2. present,
  3. present arms,
  4. present participle,
  5. present perfect,
  6. present value,
  7. present-day,
  8. presentable,
  9. presentation,
  10. presentational

Also called present continuous.

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