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All posts tagged "progressive"

  • English Auxiliary Verbs

    Auxiliary verbs are a subcategory of English verbs that provide additional semantic or syntactic information about the main verb in the...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMarch 1, 2016
  • The Progressive in English Grammar

    Progressives are words that express the progressive aspect including the perfect-progressive aspect. Progressives function within verb phrases functioning as predicates. Only...

    Grammatical FunctionHeather JohnsonMay 20, 2014
  • Grammatical Forms of English Verb Phrases

    A verb phrase is a phrase in which a verb functions as the head of the phrase plus any auxiliaries (modals,...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonApril 29, 2014
  • Using Auxiliary Verbs as Progressives

    Traditional grammars define verbs as words that “describe an action or a state.” Auxiliary verbs are a subclass of verbs that...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonOctober 24, 2013
  • Grammatical Functions of English Auxiliary Verbs

    English verbs and verb phrases perform four primary and six nominal functions within English grammar. Auxiliary verbs, however, differ from prototypical...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonAugust 23, 2013
  • The Past Progressive Passive of English Verbs

    One of the two grammatical voices in English, the passive allows speakers to move an object of a sentence in the...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJuly 10, 2013
  • The Present Progressive Passive of English Verbs

    The passive, one of the two grammatical voices in English, allows speakers to move an object of a sentence in the...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJuly 8, 2013
  • The Past Progressive of English Verbs

    English verbs that are conjugated express a combination of tense, aspect, voice, and mood. Tense is the grammaticalized expression of time...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJune 6, 2013
  • The Present Progressive of English Verbs

    Conjugated verbs express a combination of grammatical tense, grammatical aspect, grammatical voice, and grammatical mood in English. Verb tense is defined...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonJune 5, 2013
  • Present Participles of English Verbs

    Present participles, or -ing participles, are a nonfinite verb form in English that perform verbal, adjectival, and nominal functions. The following...

    English VerbsHeather JohnsonMay 10, 2013

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