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    Default present progressive

    1/ Help! sentence is 'by the time he gets there everyone will have left' is the PRESENT PROGRESSIVE answer ' by the time he gets there everyone will be leaving' ???
    2/ Same sentence - is the PRESENT SIMPLE answer 'by the time he got there everyone was leaving' ????
    3/ Same sentence -- is the PAST SIMPLE answer 'by the time he got there everyone had left' ???
    4/ Simple explanations for PRESENT PROGRESSIVE[=present continuous]
    " " " PRESENT SIMPLE
    " " " PAST SIMPLE

    Appreciate help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs
    1/ Help! sentence is 'by the time he gets there everyone will have left' is the PRESENT PROGRESSIVE answer ' by the time he gets there everyone will be leaving' ???
    I would say that the first is future perfect and the second is future progressive.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs
    2/ Same sentence - is the PRESENT SIMPLE answer 'by the time he got there everyone was leaving' ????
    I would say it is past progressive.

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    3/ Same sentence -- is the PAST SIMPLE answer 'by the time he got there everyone had left' ???
    I would say it is past perfect.

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    Present progressive:
    http://www.infoplease.com/ipd/A0602168.html
    http://dictionary.reference.com/sear...%20progressive
    http://ultralingua.net/results.html?lookup_action=en|english|english&look up_letters=present+progressive

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