Present Progressive Tense

THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS IS USED:

To describe an action that is going on at this moment:

  • She is reading an interesting story.
  • She is discussing about a trip with her friends.



To describe an action that is going on during this period of time or a trend:

  • Are you still working living in the same house?
  • More and more people are becoming vegetarian.



To describe an action or event in the future, which has already been planned or prepared:

  • They're going on holiday next week.
  • I'm meeting my best friend tonight.
  • Are your friends visiting here next winter?



To describe a temporary event or situation:

  • He usually plays the drums, but he's playing bass guitar tonight.
  • The weather forecast was good, but it's raining at the moment.
  • He likes coffee early morning but nowadays he is drinking tea.


Summary

THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS IS USED:

To describe an action that is going on at this moment:

  • She is reading an interesting story.
  • She is discussing about a trip with her friends.



To describe an action that is going on during this period of time or a trend:

  • Are you still working living in the same house?
  • More and more people are becoming vegetarian.



To describe an action or event in the future, which has already been planned or prepared:

  • They're going on holiday next week.
  • I'm meeting my best friend tonight.
  • Are your friends visiting here next winter?



To describe a temporary event or situation:

  • He usually plays the drums, but he's playing bass guitar tonight.
  • The weather forecast was good, but it's raining at the moment.
  • He likes coffee early morning but nowadays he is drinking tea.


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