Category Archives: Grammar

A Summary of the Perfect Progressive Tenses

Written by Leny Ortega Now that we are done with the discussion on the perfect progressive tenses: past perfect progressive, present perfect progressive, and future perfect progressive. Below are practice exercises to test your mastery of the previous lesson. Answers are provided after the exercises for easy self-checking. Write the correct form of the perfect… Read More »

Grammar Tutorial: Future Perfect Progressive Tense

Future perfect progressive is used to state an action that is perceived to be continuously happening when a certain time comes. Form: will have been + present participle Examples: 1. By this afternoon, the teachers will have been arriving to attend the meeting. 2. Few months from now, politicians will have been preparing for the… Read More »

Grammar Tutorial: Past Perfect Progressive Tense

Past perfect progressive tense of the verb is used to state an action that is continuous in the past when another past action occurred. Form: had been + present participle Examples: 1. We had been waiting for my brother to come when I received a phone call from a friend. 2. The program had been… Read More »

Grammar Tutorial: Present Perfect Progressive Tense

Written by Leny Ortega Now that we have finished discussing the progressive tenses, we now discuss present perfect progressive tense. Present perfect progressive is used to tell an action that began in the past and continues up to the present time. Form: Has been + present participle of the verb (for singular subject) Have been… Read More »

Grammar Tutorial: Summary of the Progressive Tenses

To recapitulate the previous posts in progressive tenses (present, past, and future), the writer prepares related exercises to evaluate your mastery of this lesson. The run-down of practice exercises come after the brief discussion of each progressive tense. Just check your answer/s in the provided key to correction once you are done. Let us begin… Read More »

Grammar Tutorial: Future Progressive Tense

Written by Leny Ortega In the previous tutorials on tenses, we have learned about past progressive tense. We continue our tutorial by discussing future progressive tense. Future Progressive Tense is used to express an action that is going on in the future before another action is about when a certain time comes. If you are… Read More »

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