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Hopefully this isn't too obvious, and if it is - oh well, it is my first one:

Sometimes you leave me.

But I cannot possibly leave you.

Sometimes you follow me.

But I can also follow you.

My tense is both from the past and of the future, and I can also be progressive.

What Am I?

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    $\begingroup$ -1: This seems way too broad. If you ever have to say "this fits all the clues, but isn't what I had in mind", then you need to narrow it down or your question will be closed. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 19 '16 at 18:57
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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovi, well technically they didn't say it fit all the clues, just that it fits well, but it may still be too broad. Hard to say. $\endgroup$ – John Aug 19 '16 at 18:59
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    $\begingroup$ (Also, hints are not considered part of the riddle for purposes of being too broad.) $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Aug 19 '16 at 19:00
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    $\begingroup$ Amruth A's answer doesn't really fit the fourth clue (but the others did fit) $\endgroup$ – X-27 Aug 19 '16 at 19:02
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    $\begingroup$ @John no. I don't think a dream can follow someone, but you never can tell (those sneaky dreams) - but no, dream isn't correct. $\endgroup$ – X-27 Aug 19 '16 at 19:15
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Could it be:

Trail

Sometimes you leave me.

Perhaps usually you leave a trail.

But I cannot possibly leave you.

Your trail doesn't often leave you, but I suppose your scent could?

Sometimes you follow me.

You can follow a trail

But I can also follow you.

Trails follow you

My tense is both from the past and of the future, and I can also be progressive.

Hmm...

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct! this is exactly what I had in mind. for the last clue, think Trail - Trailed (past tense) Will Trail (Future tense) and Trailing (Progressive) $\endgroup$ – X-27 Aug 19 '16 at 19:58
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Can it be

A shadow?

Sometimes you leave me.

You leave your shadow when you enter a dark room

But I can not possibly leave you.

Your shadow can never leave you and be somewhere else

Sometimes you follow me.

But I can also follow you.

Self-explanatory depending which angle the sun/light shines, your shadow is either behind, or in front of you

I don't have the explanation for the last one :/

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  • $\begingroup$ Your on the right track - something a person leaves, but that they can also follow. But it can be either a verb or a noun (hence the clue on the tense of the verb) $\endgroup$ – X-27 Aug 19 '16 at 19:10
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    $\begingroup$ Oh. I'll take a better look tomorrow. Too intoxicated at the moment. $\endgroup$ – Vucko Aug 19 '16 at 19:26
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Is it

GRAVITY

Sometimes you leave me.

We can leave earth gravity.

But I can not possibly leave you.

Gravity tries too pull us.

Sometimes you follow me.

In space shuttle we revolve around earth because of gravity.

But I can also follow you.

Gravity is everywhere around us.

I come both from the past and future, and I can also be progressive.

Is it Gravity exists from beginning of time and will exists in future.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1. This fits well, but isn't what I had in mind. $\endgroup$ – X-27 Aug 19 '16 at 18:56
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I'll say

Footprints

Sometimes you leave me.

We leave footprints.

But I cannot possibly leave you.

Our footprint is obviously pretty stuck to us.

Sometimes you follow me.

You might follow someone's foot steps/prints.

But I can also follow you.

We leave a trail of footprints.

My tense is both from the past and of the future, and I can also be progressive.

Our foot sizes can progress?

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  • $\begingroup$ This fits perfectly, as well as Trail (because, if you think about it, you are leaving a trail of footprints) $\endgroup$ – X-27 Aug 19 '16 at 20:00
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Is the answer-

farting

Sometimes you leave me.

Yes I can fart.

But I can not possibly leave you.

Can't fart unless we are willing to.

Sometimes you follow me.

Thinking ,Where is bad smell coming from??Follow it.

But I can also follow you.

Bad luck , you move anywhere the smell follows you.

My tense is both from the past and of the future, and I can also be progressive.

farted - will fart - farting ..

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  • $\begingroup$ @X-27 I think this is perfect fit!! or else give hint $\endgroup$ – Amruth A Aug 19 '16 at 19:33
  • $\begingroup$ @ Amruth A, Can we get that in plural future perfect progressive tense please? $\endgroup$ – John Aug 19 '16 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ @John is it related to grammar , or it can be DIFFUSION OF GASES $\endgroup$ – Amruth A Aug 19 '16 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ @ AmruthA, it's related to me really wanting to know if such a phrase has ever been uttered!! You could be the first! $\endgroup$ – John Aug 19 '16 at 19:40

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