Verb help David is jogging = “is jogging” is verb phrase David was jogging = “was” is only verb Why is this? Do confused?
- busterwasmycatLv 710 months ago
not as I understand English verb forms. David is jogging and David was jogging are both examples of the verb "to jog", different tenses that serve to provide different time-related meanings to the action of jogging. David had jogged (before) or David has jogged (earlier today) are also forms of the verb "to jog".
- bluebellbkkLv 710 months ago
No, no, no. You are very confused about this.
Both your sentences are exactly the same in structure: the only difference is the tense.
David is jogging: present tense, he is jogging now.
David was jogging: past tense, he was jogging at some time in the past.
In both sentences, 'jogging' is part of the verb. The progressive/continuous verbs are formed with some part of the verb 'to be' PLUS the Present Participle, in this case 'jogging'.
David jogs: present simple
David is jogging: present continuous/progressive
David jogged: past simple
David was jogging: past continuous/progressive.