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escuela de idiomas present continuous santana suarez

escuela de idiomas present continuous santana suarez



present continuous

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    escuela de idiomas present continuous santana suarez escuela de idiomas present continuous santana suarez Presentation Transcript

    • The Present ContinuousThe Present Continuous is mainly used to express the idea that something ishappening at the moment of speaking. The Present Continuous alsodescribes activities generally in progress (this means that they dont have totake place right now). Another use of the tense is to talk about temporaryactions or future plans. Examples: He is sleeping. I am visiting grandpa in the afternoon. You are always coming late for the meetings!
    • USE•Present actions•Temporary actions•Longer actions in progress•Future (personal) arrangements and plans•Tendencies and trends•Irritation
    • USE 1: Present ActionsMost often, we use the Present Continuous tense to talk aboutactions happening at the moment of speaking.Examples: He is eating a dinner.Mary is talking with her friends.They are swimming in the pool.Stative (State) Verbs There is a certain group of verbs thatusually does not appear in the Continuous form. They arecalled Stative (State) Verbs, and if used in the Continuousform, they have a different meaning.Examples:I think you look pretty today! meaning: OpinionIm thinking of moving to San Francisco! meaning: Act ofthinking
    • USE 2: Temporary ActionsThis tense is also used for activities continuing only for alimited period of time.Examples:Im riding a bike to get to work because my car isbroken. Temporary Action (His car will soon be repaired)They are not talking with each other after the lastargument. Temporary Action (They will soon make up)Mary is working at McDonalds. Temporary Action (She isworking there only during the summer holidays)
    • USE 3: Longer Actions in ProgressWe also use the Present Continuous when we are inthe middle of doing something time-consuming (i.e.something that takes time to complete). An exampleof such an activity is writing a book, saving moneyor studying for an exam.Examples: They are working hard to earn money.I am training to become a professional footballer.Mike is studying hard to become a doctor.Elizabeth is currently writing a childrens booktitled I am the World.
    • USE 4: Future (Personal) Arrangements and PlansSometimes we use the Present Continuous to showthat something is planned and will be done in the nearfuture.Examples: Im meeting Katie in the evening.Hes flying to Rome in September.Were not going anywhere tomorrow.
    • USE 5: Tendencies and TrendsThis tense is also used for expressingtendencies or trends.Examples: Our country isgetting richer.The Internet is becoming less of anovelty.The Universe is expanding .
    • USE 6: Irritation or AngerAnd the last use of this tense is to expressirritation or anger over somebody orsomething in the present with adverbs suchas: always, continually or contantly.Examples:She is continually complaining abouteverything!Johny is always asking stupid questions!My boss is contantly critising me!