Some articles on progressive, aspect, progressive aspect:
... The progressive or continuous aspect is used to denote a temporary action or state that began at a previous time and continues into the present time (or other time of reference) ... Certain stative verbs make limited use of progressive aspect ... Their non-progressive forms (simple or non-progressive perfect constructions) are used in many situations even when expressing a temporary state ...
... tense with "simple" (neither perfect nor progressive) aspect ... This contrasts with the present progressive, which is used for actions taking place at the present moment ... With stative verbs in senses that do not use progressive aspect, to refer to a present or general state, whether temporary, permanent or habitual ...
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