progressive tenses/ why don't they get conjugated?

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I was looking at the conjugation charts, and they don't include the progressive tenses. why is that?

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updated DIC 20, 2009
posted by pepsiwriter37

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I presume that is because all you ever need to know is how to conjugate estar and the gerund of the verb.

Interestingly enough, the only thing that you need to know in order to conjugate the perfect tenses are the conjugations of haber and the past participle, yet you will find the perfect tenses listed in most conjugation tables.

updated DIC 20, 2009
posted by Izanoni1
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Anytime you look up a verb in the dictionary here, the page will display an abbreviated conjugation table. At the bottom of that table you will see a link that says "Complete {whatever verb you looked up} conjugation." If you click on that, you will be brought to the full conjugation table.

Also, if you hover you mouse over "More" in the main menu along the top, you will see a "Conjugation" option. If you click that, you will be brought to the site's verb conjugator. Any verb infinitive you type in there will produce the full conjugation.

updated DIC 20, 2009
posted by webdunce
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That might be a useful feature, but most conjugation charts you find anywhere don't include the progressive, and I presume that is because all you ever need to know is how to conjugate estar and the gerund of the verb.

Present Progressive

estar in the present tense + gerund

estoy corriendo

Past Progressive

estar in the imperfect + gerund

estaba corriendo

Future Progressive

estar in the future + gerund

estaré corriendo

updated DIC 20, 2009
edited by lachelvi
posted by lachelvi