Meaning of present progressive

pres'ent progres'sive

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— Gram. Gram.(in English)
  1. a verb form consisting of an auxiliary be in the present tense followed by a present participle and used esp. to indicate that a present action or event is in progress, being repeated, or of a temporary nature or to express the future. Also called
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