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Present Continuous

NOW

Moment of speaking

Future

Past

The present progressive puts emphasis on the course or duration of an action.

We use present simple and not present continuous with the following verbs: o Verbs of thinking: think; believe; agree; understand; know; remember; forget. o Verbs of feeling: want; wish; love; hate o Verbs of perception; see; hear; notice o Verbs of possession: have; own; belong o Reporting verbs: say; ask; tell; answer o Other verbs: cost; weigh; seem; appear; need

We use present continuous and never present simple when we talk about personal plans and arrangements o What time are you meeting me? √ o What time do you meet me? X

playingsingingdrinking

is's

are're

am'm

He SheIt

YouWe They

Affirmative

The Present Continuous Tense

  • In the current time.

I am working in my my computer.

  • In the current time.

not

playingsingingdrinking

is's

are're

am'm

He SheIt

YouWe They

negative

The Present Continuous Tense

NOT

I am not drawing a chicken with my pencil.

walking ?jumping ?running ?

Is

Are

Am

He SheIt

YouWe They

interrogative: YES / NO QUESTIONS

The Present Continuous Tense

  • Shor answer:
No, I am not / I'm notNo, he is not / he's not / he isn'tNo, they are not / they're not / they aren't
  • Long answer:
No, I am not / I'm not running...No, he is not / he's not / he isn't listening...No, they are not / they're not / they aren't swimming...

VS

Negative Answers

  • Short answer:
Yes, I amYes, she isYes, we are
  • Long answer:
Yes, I am / I'm playing...Yes, she is / she's dancing...Yes, we are / we're singing...

Affirmative answers

is

are

am

(complement)

Why

What

When

playing ?singing ?drinking ?

He SheIt

YouWe They

interrogative: INFORMATION QUESTIONS

The Present Continuous Tense

What is she doing?She is sketching some dog photographies

ING Spelling

reading

going

eating

read

go

eat

In general, we just add -ING to the base form of a verb

General rule

writing

riding

dancing

write

ride

dance

Remove the silent E from the base form of the verb and add -ING

Verbs ending in consonant + silent E

seeing

agreeing

being

see

agree

be

Do not remove the E in this cases; just add -ING

Be careful!

tying

lying

dying

tie

lie

die

Remove the IE from the base form of the verb and add -YING

Verb ending in IE

stopping

running

cutting

stop

run

cut

When a verb with one syllable ends in a C + V + C we double the final consonant before adding -ING .

Consonant + vowel + consonant

playing

fixing

snowing

play

fix

snow

Do not double the final letter at the end of the verb when it is W, X, or Y.

EXCEPTIONS!

Submitting

Forgetting

Beginning

Submit

Forget

Begin

If the verb has two or more syllables and the last one IS stressed, double the final letter.

Last syllable IS stressed

visiting

opening

happening

Visit

Open

Happen

If the verb has two or more syllables and the last one is NOT stressed, do not double the final letter.

Last syllable is NOT stressed

controling

traveling

equaling

controlling

travelling

equalling

control

travel

equal

Double the final L (British E.)Do not double the final L unless is stressed (American E.).

Consonant + Vowel + Letter L

Nowadays

At the moment

This week

Today

Now

Time expressions

She is _______ by herself (To Swim) Do you know what is _______ Today? (To Happen) I am not _______ alone. (To Travel) You are _______ a lot today. (To Run) They are _______ in the bed. (To Sit) He is _______ the door. (To Open) It's _______ today. (To Snow) Is he _______ the TV? (To Fix)

I love _______ for you. (To Cook) What are you _______. (To Read) He is _______ for us. (To Look) Is she _______ for herself? (To Sing) It's _______ late. (To Get) Are we _______ each other? (To Love) You are not _______ with us. (To Come) They are _______ Anime. (To Watch)

Practice

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