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Grammar Activation Packs
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Key Verbs and Aspects
I told you about the past and present tenses in Grammar Activation Pack 1.
I also introduced you to the aspects – simple, continuous, and perfect, and showed you why the three key verbs, do, be, and have, are so important.
In Grammar Activation Packs 2 and 3, I looked at the Present and Past tense of the simple aspect.
In this Grammar Activation Pack, I am going to tell you how the second of the key verbs, be, is used for the continuous aspect, present tense.
The continuous aspect is marked by the auxiliary verb be plus an ing form of a non-finite verb.
There are 5 finite inflected forms of the verb be: am, is, are, and was, were.
You already know that the inflected forms of be, am, is, and are, mark the present tense and that the inflected forms of be, was, and were, mark the past tense.
In this Grammar Activation Pack, I will be looking at the present tense, continuous aspect.
I will look at the past tense, continuous aspect in the next pack.
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