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  • 1. ANGELICA GOMEZ YURAMY LLANOS CAROLINA ACEVEDO ENGLISH I SEMESTER II UNIVERSITY OF TOLIMA IBAGUE 2013
  • 2. The Present Continuous or Present Progressive tense is used to express actions happening at the same time you are talking.  To form the present continuous using the auxiliary verb "to be" and the gerund (infinitive + "-ing") of the verb.  EXAMPLE:  They are walking in the park 
  • 3.      Affirmative sentences: Sujeto + verbo auxiliar ("to be") + gerundio ("-ing"). I'm talking. (Estoy hablando.) He's eating. (Está comiendo.) They're learning. (Están aprendiendo.)
  • 4. Negative sentences:  Sujeto + verbo auxiliar ("to be") + auxiliar negativo ("not") + gerundio ("-ing").  I'm not talking. (No estoy hablando.)  He's not [He isn't] eating. (No está comiendo.) They're not [They aren't] learning. (No están aprendiendo.) 
  • 5. Interrogative sentence:  Verbo auxiliar ("to be") + sujeto + gerundio ("ing")?  Example  Are you talking? (¿Estás hablando?)  Is he eating? (¿Está comiendo?)  Are they learning? (¿Están aprendiendo?) 
  • 6.      Time expressions such as "now", "right now" and "at the moment" indicate the present continuous. examples: PlayI'm studying now. (Estoy estudiando ahora.) PlayHe's eating at the moment. (Está comiendo en este momento.) PlayIs it raining? (¿Está lloviendo?)
  • 7.      We also use it to talk about something that is happening today but not necessarily when we talk. In this case, use time expressions like "currently", "lately" or "these days". examples: PlayThey're learning English. (Están aprendiendo inglés.) PlayShe's currently looking for a job. (Actualmente está buscando un trabajo.) PlayAre you working much lately? (¿Estás trabajando mucho últimamente?)
  • 8.      We use the present continuous to talk about something that is already decided will be done in the near future. Its use indicates that it is pretty sure that will happen as planned. examples: PlayI'm going to the party tonight. (Voy a la fiesta esta noche.) PlayHe's not [He isn't] coming to class tomorrow. (No viene a la clase manaña.) PlayAre you working next week? (¿Trabajas la semana que viene?)
  • 9.         feel (el tacto, sentir), hear (el oido, oir), see (la vista, ver), smell (el olfato, olor), taste (el gusto, sabor) EXAMPLE I (can) see you. (Te veo.) I am seeing you.