Progressive Aspect (definition)

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The progressive aspect represents an action that is on-going, incomplete or iterative. In English we mark the progressive using the auxiliary 'be' and the present participle, e.g. I am leaving. In Gaelic, the progressive aspect is marked with the auxiliary [Bi (irregular verb)|bi]], the particle a' and the Verbal Noun (definition), e.g. the mi a' falbh]].

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