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    be moving: is it a present progressive? showing vs shown

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    What is grammar term used for "
    be moving"? Can I call it present progressive?
    Can I replace showing by shown?





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    Re: be moving: is it a present progressive? showing vs shown

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post

    What is grammar term used for "
    be moving"? Can I call it present progressive? Yes.
    Can I replace showing by shown? No.
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    Re: be moving: is it a present progressive? showing vs shown

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    What is grammar term used for "be moving"? Can I call it present progressive?
    I'd call it a 'progressive infinitive'.

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