Notes On Present Progressive Tense - CBSE Class 8 English Grammar
The present continuous tense is formed from the present tense of the verb be and the present participle (-ing form) of a verb: Drink+ing= Drinking Use 1. We use the present continuous tense to talk about the present: For something that is happening at the moment of speaking: I am eating my breakfast. I’ll be at school in an hour. Mrs. Niharika is teaching English grammar. For something which we think is temporary: Anjali is at home today. She is preparing for her eams To show that something is changing, growing or developing: The children are growing quickly. For something which happens again and again: Ganesh is great. He’s always laughing. 2. We use the present continuous tense to talk about the future: For something which has been arranged or planned:                 She is going to study law.                They are going to have lot of fun in the party.

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The present continuous tense is formed from the present tense of the verb be and the present participle (-ing form) of a verb: Drink+ing= Drinking Use 1. We use the present continuous tense to talk about the present: For something that is happening at the moment of speaking: I am eating my breakfast. I’ll be at school in an hour. Mrs. Niharika is teaching English grammar. For something which we think is temporary: Anjali is at home today. She is preparing for her eams To show that something is changing, growing or developing: The children are growing quickly. For something which happens again and again: Ganesh is great. He’s always laughing. 2. We use the present continuous tense to talk about the future: For something which has been arranged or planned:                 She is going to study law.                They are going to have lot of fun in the party.