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If I say, "Bongo is screaming", would screaming be an adjective?

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closed as general reference by Carlo_R., J.R., Andrew Leach, TimLymington, tchrist Mar 4 '13 at 11:30

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No, it's the present participle of the verb to scream that is being used in the present tense and {continuous / progressive} aspect. Participles are often used as adjectives, e.g., "A screaming Bongo greeted visitors to the chimpanzee cage".

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