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CONTINUOUS TENSE

Continuous tense for verbs shows that the action occurs continuously (without stopping). Continuous-tense verbs can also indicate that the action is occurring in the past, present, or future.

The continuous past shows that the action took place in the past. (Ex: "They were laughing"). The present continuous shows that the action is in progress. (Ex: “They are laughing”) The continuous future shows that the action will take place continuously in the future. (Ex: "They will be laughing")

Finish this lesson and explore these related pages: Verb Classes, Adjective and Adverb Relationships, Adjective (பெயரடை) & Strong Middle Weak Verbs.

Continuous Tense[edit | edit source]

A verb can be put in continuous tense by AvP + கொண்டு + இரு

The past, present or continuous future can be formed by putting இரு in the past, present or future, respectively.

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • அந்த இரண்டு பாட்டிமார்களும் அரட்டை அடித்துக்கொண்டிருப்பார்கள் = “These two grandmothers will be chatting”
  • காகங்கள் காலையில் கரைந்துக்கொண்டிருக்கும் = “The crows will be singing in the morning”
  • பெரிய வீதிகளில் வண்டிகள் போய்க்கொண்டிருக்கின்றன = “Vehicles are driving through the main streets”
  • அவர்கள் சிரித்துக்கொண்டிருந்தார்கள் = “They were laughing”

Videos[edit | edit source]

#3|Present continuous tense in Tamil|Present progressive tense in ...[edit | edit source]

Present Perfect Continuous Tense in Tamil - YouTube[edit | edit source]

Past Continuous Tense in Tamil | English with Vennila - YouTube[edit | edit source]

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