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English Grammar Secrets

English Grammar Secrets

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By :Eskender Ahmed Alassbhi
 
 
 
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English Grammar Secrets
 
Present continuous
The present continuous is used to talk about present situations which we see as short-term or temporary. We usent simple to talk about present situations which we see as long-term or permanent.In these examples, the action is taking place at the time of speaking.
 
It's raining.
 
Who is Kate talking to on the phone?
 
Look, somebody is trying to steal that man's wallet.
 
I'm not looking. My eyes are closed tightly.In these examples, the action is true at the present time but we don't think it will be true in the long term.
 
I'm looking for a new apartment.
 
He's thinking about leaving his job.
 
They're considering making an appeal against the judgment.
 
Are you getting enough sleep?In these examples, the action is at a definite point in the future and it has already been arranged.
 
I'm meeting her at 6.30.
 
They aren't arriving until Tuesday.
 
We are having a special dinner at a top restaurant for all the senior managers.
 
Isn't he coming to the dinner?
How do we make the Present Continuous Tense?
The structure of the present continuous tense is:
subject + auxiliary verb + main verbbe base + ing
 
 
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Look at these examples:
subject
 
auxiliary verb
 
main verb
 + I am speaking to you.+ You are reading this.- She is not staying in London.- We are not playing football.? Is he watching TV?? Are they waiting for John?
How do we use the Present Continuous Tense? 
We use the present continuous tense to talk about:
 
action happening now
 
action in the future
Present continuous tense for action happening now 
a) for action happening
exactly now
 
I am eating my lunch.
past
 
present
 
future
 

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