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    #1

    He was being

    He was being targeted by the President.

    Is this sentence a past continuous tense? I guess due to was+ verb+ing. If so, is targeted an adjective?

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    Re: He was being

    http://www.grammarbank.com/past-continuous-passive.html
    Having read the above, I think it is the simple past progressive passive, 'targeted' being the past participle.
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    #3

    Re: He was being

    Active will be: The president was targeted him.

    Is this correct?

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    #4

    Re: He was being

    The president was targeting him.
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    #5

    Re: He was being

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think it is the simple past progressive passive, 'targeted' being the past participle.
    It's not a good idea to speak of a 'simple' progressive form.

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