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What is the correct usage of the word "belong in the following two sentences ?

These individuals are belong to that party. These individuals are belonging to that party.

Do I need to use "ing" for the word "belong" after "are"?

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Neither expression is correct.

  • Are belong (BE + infinitive) is not a legitimate English construction.

  • Are belonging is a legitimate construction, the progressive; but belong is a stative verb like be or know or love, and statives are not ordinarily used in the progressive.

What you want is the simple present:

These individuals belong to that party.

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