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    could you plese tell me which kind of tense is this things that are happening at the moment

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    Re: tenses

    Are happening = present progressive.

    The progressives tenses are the -ing ones.

    And I keep forgetting to say this, but I'm not a teacher.


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    Re: tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are happening = present progressive.

    The progressives tenses are the -ing ones.

    And I keep forgetting to say this, but I'm not a teacher.
    Anyway, Barb is right.

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    could you plese tell me which kind of tense is this things that are happening at the moment
    The two Tenses in English are Past and Non-Past. Things happening now are Non-Past.

    Progressive and/or continuous refer to Aspect, not Tense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bickle View Post
    The two Tenses in English are Past and Non-Past. Things happening now are Non-Past.

    Progressive and/or continuous refer to Aspect, not Tense.
    You could be one of my favorites in the Non-Past, concerning the grammar.

    In addition I would rather say

    Progressive and continuous and not Progressive or Continuous

    for the word progressive isn't the best substitution for the word continuous, for me, a progressive learner from Bosnia.


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    Re: tenses

    The two Tenses in English are Past and Non-Past. Things happening now are Non-Past.

    Progressive and/or continuous refer to Aspect, not Tense.


    Be aware - we've read the book too!

    Now...as you were saying Barb?

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