actiunea a inceput inainte de momentul la care se face referire si vacontinua dupa acel moment. Exista un numar de verbe in limbaengleza care nu se folosesc la forma continua, deoarece ideea dedurata e inclusa in continutul lor semantic. Ex.
to want, to like, todislike,
to understand, to owe, to matter, to love, to hate, to belong, tobelieve, to remember, to know
A. Present Tense SimpleAfirmativ Negativ
I work I do not (don’t) work You work You do not (don’t) workHe/she/it works He/she/it does not (doesn’t) workWe work We do not (don’t) work You work You do not (don’t) work They work They do not (don’t) work
Do I work? Do we work?Do you work? Do you work?Does he/she/it work? Do they work?
Present Tense Simple
se foloseste pentru a arata o actiuneregulata, obisnuita, in perioada prezenta.Ex. What do you do? (Cu ce te ocupi?) I am a student.What time do you usually have breakfast?
B.Present Tense Continuous
Se conjuga verbul „to be" la timpul prezent si se adauga forma
a verbului de conjugat.
I am working We are working. You are working You are workingHe/she/it is working They are working
I am not working. You are not (aren’t) working.He/she/it is not (isn’t) working.We are not (aren’t) working. You are not (aren’t) working. They are not (aren’t) working.
Am I working? Are we working?Are you working? Are you working?Is he/she/it working? Are they working?
Present Tense Continue
se foloseste pentru a arata o actiune inplina desfasurare in momentul prezent.Ex. Where are you going?I am going to school.