Re: Passive Progressive
:) "Is being" gives you the idea that the situation is not permanent, or is in progress now. In some examples you would need to know that. For example:
Chicago is covered in snow. < It is simply covered today.
Chicago is being covered in snow. < This is happening as we speak.
That dog is abused. < That's the way the dog is treated.
That dog is being abused. < Depending on context, this could mean "right now", or as an exception to the normal treatment.
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