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Verb help David is jogging = “is jogging” is verb phrase David was jogging = “was” is only verb Why is this? Do confused?

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  • 10 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".

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  • 11 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.

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