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    Continuous form

    Hello!

    Is it correct to say that there is a continuous tense in the first sentence?

    A plane carrying 100 passengers crashed yesterday.

    Why does the verb carrying goes with in the 'ing' form? It's not a continuous form, for to be is not there. Perhapes, there is some kind of omitted or incomplete continuous forms that would explain this structure.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Continuous form

    Carrying is a present participle. This link may help. And here's one more.
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    Re: Continuous form

    Thank you! Mainly for the second link. I totally agree with the fact that 'ing form' is a much better name than present participle. Adding 'ing' to English verbs is not an esay task...

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