From what I've been reading about progressive verb forms those types of verbs are more often atelic, but I'm wondering if there are progressive forms that are exceptions to that. Or how can atelic/telic verb forms be used to definitively express either progressive, or simple forms of verbs?
Some of the usual verb forms:
- He looked in the mirror brushing his teeth.
- He looked in the mirror while he was brushing his teeth.
- He brushed his teeth while looking in the mirror.
I have a related question here Are there verbs that are neither telic, or atelic?
The article on telicity https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telicity
Edit: I think I have figured out the difference between telicity, and progression. Progression is more precise, and standard. I still don't know if progression is necessarily atelic, or telic. Or the other way around.