Verb to be in Progressive Tense in American English

Verb to be in Progressive Tense in American English

  • Nanthanut Wiangin Faculty of Education and Educational Innovation, Kalasin University
  • Jiraporn Sukkrong Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University
  • Kanaporn Kaewkamjan Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University
  • Wanwipang Phonkamjad Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University
  • Viyada Promchitta Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University
  • Wichien Phanon Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University

Abstract

           The purposes of this study were to threefold as follows: 1) to determine whether “be” is auxiliary verb in progressive or not in (1) He’s studying in his room and (2) He’s in his room studying. 2) To investigate whether “be” is finite or non-finite verb in progressive tense of American English in (1) He’s studying in his room and (2) He’s in his room studying. 3) To investigate whether “studying” is complement or present participle. The instrument used in this study was the grammar checklist designed by the researchers from extensive analysis of related literatures and consultation with experts. The researchers obtained the data by inquiring the seven American native speakers and analyzed the data by syntactic approach. This study met that “be” is auxiliary verb in progressive tense when American native speakers focuses on location. Then it could prove that “studying” is present participle in progressive tense; nevertheless, adverb of place was situated following “be”.

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Published
2022-06-23
How to Cite
WIANGIN, Nanthanut et al. Verb to be in Progressive Tense in American English. วารสารพุทธปรัชญาวิวัฒน์, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 673-683, june 2022. ISSN 2730-2644. Available at: <http://ojs.mbu.ac.th/index.php/jbpe/article/view/1985>. Date accessed: 18 july 2024.
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