The form being occurs in the context of the continuous or progressive tense
within the passive structure.
All three Ghanaian compositions used the present progressive tense
, which denotes action in current progress (e.
First-person description in the present progressive tense is about a moving body in itself experiencing its local neighborhood environment, whether it may be the stone or myself.
The unique feature of first- and second-person descriptions in the present progressive tense is the finiteness of both spatial and temporal horizons available to each moving body.
They would abolish, therefore, all forms of the passive voice, as in "the case was decided," and the progressive tense
, as in "the man was carrying a package" or "we will be deciding this issue tomorrow.
use simple, perfect, and progressive tenses appropriately;
For the progressive tenses, the passive voice employs a form of to be, the present participle of to be (that is, being), and the past participle of the main verb.
These include assertive (as opposed to emphatic-contrastive) pronouns, and questions of modality (including the status of progressive tenses
, habitual versus non-habitual, and the deployment of various prepositions with the verbal noun).
The imperfective stem is used in imperfective, habitual, progressive tenses
, and in the formation of the simultaneous converb, which is used in the periphrastic imperfective tenses.
In the third group, Louis Goossens's article, 'The English Progressive Tenses
and the Layered Representation of Functional Grammar', stands out.
And if it 's a good idea to avoid perfect tenses, it's a better idea to avoid progressive tenses
such as "WILL BE REACHING.
tense--a characteristic of verbs that indicates the time that an action was performed or that a condition existed; see also past tense, present tense, future tense, simple tenses, perfect tenses, and progressive tenses
His shifts between past, future, and progressive tenses
are almost as seamless, but their occasional bumpiness and the author's habit of mixing metaphors sometimes distract.
Information on the progressive tenses
(for example, are reading) can be found in Chapter 31.
tense--a characteristic of verbs that indicates the time that an action was performed or that a condition existed; see also present tense, past tense, perfect tenses, progressive tenses