It's raining!
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The Progressive Tenses

Be + -ing (Present Participle)

Definition: The Progressive Tense is used when there is an action in progress during a certain time. The action starts before, takes place during, and continues after a different time or action.

Definition:

Present Progressive: An action is happened in the past, it is currently happening in the present, and it will continue in the future. The actual time or date the action will stop is unknown.
 
Past Progressive: The action started at a certain time in the past. It is possible for the action to be currently happening now. It is also possible for the action to continue in the future.

Future Progressive: The action will begin in the future, and will continue at a certain time in the future.

 

Examples:

It is raining right now.




It was raining when I arrived.




It will be raining when we arrive.

Explanation:

It was raining in the past. It is now currently raining in the present, and the rain will continue in the future. The actual time or date the rain will stop is unknown.

It was raining in the past. It may be raining now. It may continue to rain the future.



It will in rain the future and the rain will continue at a certain time in the future.

The man is hiding behind the clock.


Using Expressions of Place With Progressive Tenses

Definition:

A sentence with present, past, or future progressive, and placing a statement of place behind the the verb in the sentence.

Example:

1. The man is hiding behind the clock.
The man is hiding (progressive)
behind the clock. (statement of place)

2. John is running on the street.
John is running (progressive)
on the street. (statement of place)

3. Mike is reading in his room.
Mike is reading (progressive)
in his room. (statement of place)


Sample Sentence Structure Formula:

It is raining right now.

Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Main Verb + Adverb Clause

It = Subject;  is = Auxiliary verb;  raining = Main Verb;  right now = Adverb Clause.


The man is staring at the cloud.

 

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