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On the progression of the progressive in early Modern English

@inproceedings{Elsness1997OnTP,
  title={On the progression of the progressive in early Modern English},
  author={Johan Elsness},
  year={1997}
}
The progressive verb form in English is well worth our attention for at least two reasons. One reason is that this construction, consisting of a form of TO BE followed by the -ing-form of the next verb in the verb phrase, is one which does not have any obvious parallel in any of the languages that English is most closely related with. Hence the study of this form is important from a contrastive point of view, and for the teaching of English as a second language. Obviously, it makes a great deal… 

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