What conjugation is this? 見てた

I looked around and some of the answers I found were “was looking at”, a mix of present progressive and past tense, but I couldn’t find a name for this conjugation. I would think it would be 見て + いた but I don’t know if this is a shortening or some other rules or slang that I haven’t learned yet.

In casual speech, the い of conjugations of ている is often dropped.

見てる = 見ている
見てた = 見ていた
見てて = 見ていて



So following that logic, 溶かしてった = 溶かしていった ? Not sure if context helps but here’s a line of the lyric


Yes, I would assume an い is missing there, but then of course that’s ていく and not ている.

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