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PRESENT PROGRESSIVE OR CONTINUOUS

1. Use the present progressive to describe something that is happening right now.
2. Use the verb be and the ing form with the main verb of the sentence.
3. Use time expressions such as: right now, at the moment, now, at this time.

Examples:

Affirmative Negative
He is talking on the phone at the moment. He isnt talking on the phone at the moment.
The students are listening to the teacher right now. The students arent listening to the teacher
right now.

Yes / No Questions Wh Questions


Is he talking on the phone at this moment? What is he doing at the moment?
Are they listening to teacher right now? What are they doing right now?

Affirmative answers Negative answers


Yes, he is. No, he isnt.
Yes, they are. No, they arent.
PRESENT PROGRESSIVE OR CONTINUOUS

4. Use the present progressive to describe temporary situations and actions.


5. Use time expressions such as: this week, these days, this month, this season, this year.

Examples:

Affirmative Negative
He is travelling on business this month. He isnt travelling on business this month.
They are studying in France this year. They arent studying in France this year.

Yes / No Questions Wh Questions


Is he travelling on business this month? What is your brother doing these days?
Are they studying in France this year? Which hotel are you staying at?

Affirmative answers Negative answers


Yes, he is. No, he isnt.
Yes, they are. No, they arent.
PRESENT PROGRESSIVE OR CONTINUOUS

6. Use the present progressive to describe an action or event in the future, which has already been
planned or prepared.
7. Use time expressions such as: tomorrow, next week, next winter, tonight, this evening.

Examples:

Affirmative Negative
He is visiting his parents next winter. He isnt visiting his parents next winter.
We are going on holiday tomorrow. We arent going on holiday tomorrow.

Yes / No Questions Wh Questions


Is he visiting his parents next winter? Where is he going next winter?
Are they going on holiday tomorrow? When are you seeing your doctor?

Affirmative answers Negative answers


Yes, he is. No, he isnt.
Yes, we are. No, we arent.
PRESENT PROGRESSIVE OR CONTINUOUS

8. Add ING after the verbs.

Examples:

Work working stand standing learn learning

9. When the verb ends in an e, we drop the e and add ing

Examples:

Come coming have having write writing

10. If a one syllable (with only one vowel sound) verb ends in one consonant (for example p, t, r) that
follows one vowel (for example a, o, e), we double the consonant.

Examples:

Swim swimming get getting stop stopping


PRESENT PROGRESSIVE OR CONTINUOUS

11. Some verbs have irregular ing form

Examples:

Lie lying die dying


PRESENT PROGRESSIVE OR CONTINUOUS

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

1. Grammar Express :
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Ruth Domnguez