Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Tense   

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We often use this tense in English. This tense is different from the simple present tense,
both in use and in structure.
In this article we will cover the structure and use of the present continuous tense, by using a quiz to check
your understanding level:

• Structure: how we make this tense?
• Use: when and why we use this tense?
• Spelling: how we spell verbs with -ing for  this tense?

we can say present progressive this tense

How we make the Present Continuous Tense?

Here is the structure of the present continuous tense:

subject + auxiliary verb(Helping Verb) + main verb                                                                                                                                         be                       base+ing

These are the examples:

How  we use the Present Continuous Tense?

We use this tense to talk about:
• action that is happening now
• action in future

for action happening now

a) Action happening now exactly now


b) Action happening now around now
Action may happening now exactly now or may not be,

Check these examples:
• Saba is learning to drive.
• I am living with Saba until I find an apartment.

Present continuous tense for the future

We can also use this tense to talk about the future—if we try to add a future word!. for example,
tomorrow, next month, in January, at Christmas etc. We only use this tense to talk
about the future when we have done our planned to do something before we speak. We must have already made a
decision and a plan before speaking.

Check these examples:

• They’re eating in a restaurant tonight. They’ve already booked the table..
•They can play Cricket with you tomorrow. They’re not running.
• When are you starting your job?

The above examples, The decision and plan were made before speaking.

How we spell the Present Continuous Tense?

We make the present continuous tense by adding -ing to the base verb or with first form verb. It is simple—we just
add -ing. But sometimes we need to change the word a little. Perhaps we double the last letter of the word, or we
drop a letter. Here are the example or rule to help you know how we spell the present continuous tense.




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