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  1. vt


  2. vi

    1. melhorar

    2. pupils progredir

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Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)improving
Past Participle (Participle II)improved
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I improvewe improve
you improveyou improve
he/she/it improvesthey improve
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am improvingwe are improving
you are improvingyou are improving
he/she/it is improvingthey are improving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have improvedwe have improved
you have improvedyou have improved
he/she/it has improvedthey have improved
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been improvingwe have been improving
you have been improvingyou have been improving
he/she/it has been improvingthey have been improving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I improvedwe improved
you improvedyou improved
he/she/it improvedthey improved
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was improvingwe were improving
you were improvingyou were improving
he/she/it was improvingthey were improving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had improvedwe had improved
you had improvedyou had improved
he/she/it had improvedthey had improved
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been improvingwe had been improving
you had been improvingyou had been improving
he/she/it had been improvingthey had been improving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will improvewe shall/will improve
you will improveyou will improve
he/she/it will improvethey will improve
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be improvingwe shall/will be improving
you will be improvingyou will be improving
he/she/it will be improvingthey will be improving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have improvedwe shall/will have improved
you will have improvedyou will have improved
he/she/it will have improvedthey will have improved
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been improvingwe shall/will have been improving
you will have been improvingyou will have been improving
he/she/it will have been improvingthey will have been improving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would improvewe should/would improve
you would improveyou would improve
he/she/it would improvethey would improve
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be improvingwe should/would be improving
you would be improvingyou would be improving
he/she/it would be improvingthey would be improving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have improvedwe should/would have improved
you would have improvedyou would have improved
he/she/it would have improvedthey would have improved
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been improvingwe should/would have been improving
you would have been improvingyou would have been improving
he/she/it would have been improvingthey would have been improving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am improvedwe are improved
you are improvedyou are improved
he/she/it is improvedthey are improved
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being improvedwe are being improved
you are being improvedyou are being improved
he/she/it is being improvedthey are being improved
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been improvedwe have been improved
you have been improvedyou have been improved
he/she/it has been improvedthey have been improved
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was improvedwe were improved
you were improvedyou were improved
he/she/it was improvedthey were improved
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being improvedwe were being improved
you were being improvedyou were being improved
he/she/it was being improvedthey were being improved
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been improvedwe had been improved
you had been improvedyou had been improved
he/she/it had been improvedthey had been improved
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be improvedwe shall/will be improved
you will be improvedyou will be improved
he/she/it will be improvedthey will be improved
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been improvedwe shall/will have been improved
you will have been improvedyou will have been improved
he/she/it will have been improvedthey will have been improved