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The Present Progressive Tense Page 308 Realidades 1
Present Progressive We use the present tense to talk about an action that always or often takes place or that is happening now.
Present Progressive Ellos comen ensaladas. They eat salads. They are eating salads.
Present Progressive We use the present progressive tense when we want to emphasize that something is happening right now.
Present Progressive Ellos están comiendo ensaladas. They are eating salads. (right now)
Present Progressive están comiendo Present tense form of “estar” Present participle
Present Progressive comiendo Stem of comer -er present participle ending
Present Progressive To make the present participle, Use the endings: iendo for -er / -ir verbs ando for -ar verbs
Present Progressive Let’s do an -AR verb in the present progressive.
TO DANCE I am dancing. We are dancing. You are dancing. He, She, It is dancing. They are dancing.
BAILAR Estoy bailando Estamos bailando Están bailando
TO EAT I am eating. We are eating. You are eating. He, She, It is eating. They are eating.
COMER Estoy comiendo Estamos comiendo Están comiendo
TO WRITE I am writing We are writing You are writing He, She, It is writing They are writing
ESCRIBIR Estoy escribiendo Estamos escribiendo Están escribiendo