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    Jennifer Nevsky is offline Junior Member
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    Default Past Progressive Tense?

    In the sentence Susan was chosen as president of her class, is "was chosen" the past progressive tense? Is there a past progressive tense using was and the past particle. If not, what verb form is was chosen?

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    Default Re: Past Progressive Tense?

    [QUOTE=Jennifer Nevsky;648824]In the sentence Susan was chosen as president of her class, is "was chosen" the past progressive tense? No. It's the simple past in the passive voice.

    Is there a past progressive tense using was and the past particle. No. The present participle is needed.

    If not, what verb form is was chosen? Past passive.[/QUOTE]

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    Pedroski is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Past Progressive Tense?

    Is there a past progressive tense using was and the past particle?

    Of course there is:

    I was being chosen. This is the so-called Past Continuous Passive

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