The continuous tense for verbs shows that the action occurs continuously (without stopping). Verbs in the continuous tense can also show that the action occurs in the past tense, present tense, or future tense.
The past continuous tense shows that the action was occurring in the past. (Ex: “They have were laughing”) The present continuous tense shows the the action is currently occurring and ongoing. (Ex: “They are laughing”) The future continous tense shows that the action will be occurring continuously in the future. (Ex: “They will be laughing”)
A verb can be put in the continuous tense by AvP + கொண்டு + இரு7
The past, present, or future continuous tense can be formed by putting இரு7 into the past, present, or future tense, respectively.