English Verb Tenses
Made Simple Course

Lesson 05


Welcome to the fifth lesson of this special course!

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On this lesson we will learn 3 very common tenses in English:

The Progressive Tenses

The Progressive Tenses

PROGRESSIVE means "continuing."

The progressive tense is a form of a verb that shows the action is in progress. Or in other words, it continues.

  • Past Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action was in progress at some time in the past.
  • For example: Lisa was dancing yesterday at 8 o'clock.


  • Present Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action is in progress in the present.
  • For example: Lisa is dancing right now.


  • Future Progressive is a form of the verb that shows the action will be in progress at some time in the future.

    For example: Lisa will be dancing tomorrow at 8 o'clock.


Okay, so now we start the real work! :)


A) Do the following steps, one after the other:

  1. Read the general explanation about the Present Progressive tense

  2. Read the rules for positive sentences, negative sentences and questions

  3. Read the list of examples

  4. Do the exercises


B) Do the following steps, one after the other:

  1. Read the general explanation about the Past Progressive tense

  2. Read the rules for positive sentences, negative sentences and questions

  3. Read the list of examples

  4. Do the exercises


C) Do the following steps, one after the other:

  1. Read the general explanation about the Future Progressive tense

  2. Read the rules for positive sentences, negative sentences and questions

  3. Read the list of examples

  4. Do the exercises

Come back when you are done...

Come back when you are done...

Are you done? Great!

Then let's continue.

On the next lesson we will learn another common English tense, and 2 more tenses which are not so common...

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