Decoded Slug: Verb て いる (Verb-te iru)

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Verb て いる (Verb-te iru)

Verb て いる (Verb-te iru)

Short explanation:

Expresses an ongoing action or a state resulting from a past action.


Verb (て-form) + いる


Ima, hon wo yonde imasu.
I am reading a book now.
Kare wa eigo wo benkyou shite imasu.
He is studying English.
Keeki ga reizouko ni haitte imasu.
The cake is in the refrigerator.
Heya ga kirei ni natte imasu.
The room has become clean.

Long explanation:

The ている form is used to express either an ongoing action or a state resulting from a past action. It is formed by conjugating the verb into its て-form and then adding いる. In English, this can be translated as verb-ing or 'have verb-ed'. Its usage depends on the type of verb: action verbs or state verbs.

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