Mechanical Monday: The Perfect Progressive Tenses

The PPT describes an action just completed or an action that’s occurring right before a second event.

Clear as mud? Yeah, me too. I find this stuff confusing when it’s defined, but a little simpler when I see it.

The PPT form is have + been + present participle (ing)

I have been trying to figure out PPT for years, now.

I had been trying to figure out the PPT but then I decided I’d rather eat chocolate.

By this time tomorrow, I will have eaten seven pounds of chocolate while trying to figure out the PPT.

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