PRESENT CONTINUOUS or PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TENSE PRESENT CONTINUOUS
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PRESENT CONTINUOUS or PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TENSE PRESENT CONTINUOUS IN TV SERIES
USE: • to talk about actions that are happening right now I am teaching and you are listening to me. Someone is talking outside. A mobile phone is ringing. • to talk about something that is happening (these days), but not necessarily right now You are studying at the Faculty of Economics.
FORM: Subject + to be + verb+ing Negatives and Questions in the Present Continuous Tense Statement Yes/no question Wh- question Negative I am eating. Am I eating? What am I eating? I am not eating. You are crying. Are you crying? Why are you crying? You are not crying. He is going. Is he going? Where is he going? He is not going. She is arriving. Is she arriving? When is she arriving? She is not arriving. It is sleeping. Is it sleeping? Why is it sleeping? It is not sleeping. We are leaving. Are we leaving? When are we leaving? They are arguing. Are they arguing? Why are they arguing? We are not leaving. They are not arguing.
Questions and Negatives Questions: To be + subject + verb + ing +. . . ? WH-word + to be + subject + verb + ing +. . . Negatives: Subject + to be + not + verb + ing. . .
TIME EXPRESSIONS • • now / right nowadays at the moment this year / this term for the time being currently Listen! Look!. .
NON-CONTINUOUS VERBS • also called stative verbs • not generally used in progressive tenses • they refer to the things that are true (the truth generally doesn’t change) • verbs about: – thoughts – possession – emotions – body senses – other (opinion, definition etc. )
List of non-continuous verbs:
PRESENT SIMPLE vs. PRESENT CONTINUOUS
Any Questions? present simple vs continuous exercises