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FORM AND USE OF THE PRESENT

PROGRESSIVE.
DIEGO FERNANDO ACUA VASQUEZ
SERGIO ANDRES MEJIA SANCHEZ
BRYAN STEVEN SALDARRIAGA AMADO
PEDRO DUVAN AGUIRRE CORTES

The Progressive or Present Continuous

The Progressive or Present Continuous is used in English to discuss of


situations in progress .This verb form is often used to describe situations we
know that develop as we speak, Therefore, very often the Present
Progressive is accompanied by adverbs or adverbial expressions such as : now,
at the moment, at present, currently etc.

It is raining

Forms of Present Progressive

Affirmative Form:

The Continuous or Present Progressive is a


verbal form, which is composed of the
auxiliary TO BE conjugated with the subject of
the sentence, and the present participle form
of the main verb (V + ing).

I am reading the newspaper.

He is having a shower

We are playing tennis.

Negative form :

The negative form of the Present


Progressive, is the negative form of
the verb TO BE accompanied by the
present participle of the main verb:

I am not reading the newspaper.

He is not having a shower.

We are not playing tennis.

Interrogative form:

Since the Present Progressive


contains the verb TO BE as an
assistant, the interrogative form is
obtained by reversing the order of
the auxiliary and the subject:

Is he having a shower?

Are they playing tennis?

IMPORTANT

The Present Progressive is a verbal composite form, at both the two


elements (the auxiliary and the present participle) are required. A sentence
such as. -I reading the newspaper is incorrect. -We eating in the table.

Spelling rules for the present


progressive

When the verb ends in "e" normally the "e" falls before of the
termination-ing:

make making

take taking.

When is a monosyllabic verb,


finishing in one vowel followed by
a consonant, the final consonant is
doubled before the terminationing:

But when more than one vowel in the verb, not double the final
consonant:

rain raining

stop stopping
sit sitting
win winning.

When is a verb whose bisyllabic is


the second tonic syllable, the final
consonant is double before the
termination ing:
begin beginning
prefer preferring.

But if the tonic syllable is the first not changes :

visit visiting

open opening

No modifications when the verb


ends in a vowel or consonant + y:

play playing

study studying

The verbs ending in -ie change this vocal group, for a, y .front of the
termination-ing.

die dying

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