Present Progressive Tense
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Present Progressive Tense
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. Hes 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.

SUMMARY

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. Hes 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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