Present Progressive TensePresent progressive tense describes an ongoing action that is happening at the same time the statement is written. This tense is formed by using am/is/are with the verb form ending in -ing.
Example: The dentist is examining John's new dental braces.
Past Progressive TensePast progressive tense describes a past action which was happening when another action occurred. This tense is formed by using was/were with the verb form ending in -ing.
Example: The professor was explaining the Theory of Relativity to his students when the fire alarm went off.
Future Progressive TenseFuture progressive tense describes an ongoing or continuous action that will take place in the future. This tense is formed by using 'will be' or 'shall be' with the verb form ending in -ing.
Example: Mrs. Smith will be presiding over the association meeting next week.
Directions: Fill in the blanks. Write five example sentences using each of the verb tense progressive forms. As a homework, read a book and find examples of present progressive, past progressive, and future progressive verb tenses.