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    #1

    rumors are circulating

    rumors are circulating

    Above underlined word which part of speech as is used?

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    #2

    Re: rumors are circulating

    It looks like a present participle to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: rumors are circulating

    It is the -ing (present participle) of the verb used with the verb BE to form the present progressive/continuous aspect.

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