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Present Continuous Tense
Base Form :Examples:
are not watching
TV.The present continuous tense (real present), is a better introduction to the verb than the simplepresent. The verb
is already known the
form of the verb is regular, and statements andquestions in this tense have immediate practical value. It is obvious that the form
Do you write? Doyou catch the chalk? Do you go to the door?
cannot be easily practiced, whereas the form Are youwriting, going to the door, speaking, etc., can.Key Differences from Present Simple TensePresent Simple Present ContinuousHabitual actions, General truths The real presentNot necessarily NOW Occurs NOW, in this momentNote : The
present continuous tense can also be used when explaining an event which aren’t being
done at the time of speaking but being done and the process is still continuing (not happening atthat time, but the process is still effective), example :
I’m now workin
g at a mall. (You can say this sentence anytime as long as you still work there)He is reading a novel called Twilight at the time being. (Maybe he is not reading at the timeof speaking, but he is currentlyreading the novel)Uses of Present Continuous Tense can be varied into 5 uses, which are :
Events which occurs now (At the time of speaking)
Use the Present Continuous with Normal Verbs to express the idea that something is happeningnow, at this very moment. It can also be used to show that something is not happening now.
Subject + am/is/are (to be) + Verb