Definition of Progressive tense

1. Noun. A tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going.




Progressive Tense Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Progressive Tense Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Progressive Tense

progression
progressional
progressionist
progressions
progressist
progressists
progressive
progressive-verb
progressive aspect
progressive dinner
progressive dinners
progressive emphysematous necrosis
progressive metal
progressive rock
progressive tax
progressive tense (current term)
progressive vaccinia
progressive verb
progressively
progressiveness
progressives
progressivism
progressivisms
progressivist
progressivistic
progressivists
progressivities
progressivity
progressless
progressor

Literary usage of Progressive tense

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Zulu-Kafir Language Simplified for Beginners by Charles Roberts (1880)
"The First-future-progressive tense is much like the Second-future, the only difference being the present participle is used instead of the Perfect tense. ..."

2. Correct English, how to Use it: A Complete Grammar by Josephine Turck Baker (1907)
"The primary and perfect tenses have each a progressive tense form; that is, ... These are called progressive tense forms, and the present and the past ..."

3. English for Italians: (Lezioni D'inglese Per Gl'Italiani) by Edith Waller (1911)
"60) we were calling you were calling you were calling he it J she was calling they were calling Past progressive tense, verb to be —I was being, etc. era, ..."

4. Grammar and Dictionary of the Buluba-Lulua Language as Spoken in the Upper by William McCutchan Morrison (1906)
"The Present progressive tense is used to indicate continuous or progressive action or being in present time, without any idea as to when the action began or ..."

5. Sentence Improvement: A Practice Book in Applied Grammar by Charles Maurice Stebbins (1910)
"The progressive tense Forms.—Sometimes we wish to emphasize the progressive nature of the action of the verb. Something is, was, or will be going on; or, ..."

6. The Grammar of Present Day English by Carl Holliday (1919)
"The tense that indicates action as going on previous to some other action or deed in the past is known as the Fast progressive tense. ..."

7. Practical English for Seventh and Eighth Grades by James Witt Sewell (1911)
"The present progressive tense expresses action continuing in present time. ... The present perfect progressive tense expresses continued action within ..."

8. Practical English for Seventh and Eighth Grades by James Witt Sewell (1911)
"The present progressive tense expresses action continuing in present time. ... The present perfect progressive tense expresses continued action within ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Progressive tense

Search for Progressive tense on Dictionary.com!Search for Progressive tense on Thesaurus.com!Search for Progressive tense on Google!Search for Progressive tense on Wikipedia!

Search