Present Continuous

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A presentation about the rules for the Present continuous.

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Present Continuous

  1. 1. She is dust ing . They are cook ing . What are they doing? verb to be + main verb + ing (am / is / are) PRESENT CONTINUOUS Affirmative GERUND © 2009 by Elsa Maximiano
  2. 2. He is not do ing the washing up. They are not wash ing the clothes. verb to be + not + main verb + ing (am not/ isn’t / aren’t) PRESENT CONTINUOUS Negative © 2009 by Elsa Maximiano
  3. 3. verb to be + subject + main verb + ing + object Is he mow ing the lawn? Is she clean ing the floor ? PRESENT CONTINUOUS Interrogative © 2009 by Elsa Maximiano
  4. 4. <ul><li>to describe an action in progress or temporary action in the present. </li></ul><ul><li>with the time expressions : </li></ul><ul><li>now, at the moment, today, tonight, this evening. </li></ul>We use the PRESENT CONTINUOUS: © 2009 by Elsa Maximiano
  5. 5. Rules and form <ul><li>verbs ending in – e: </li></ul><ul><li> – drop the -e and add - ing . </li></ul><ul><li>ex: danc e – danc ing </li></ul><ul><li>one syllable verbs (consonant + vowal +consonant) – double consonant + -ing. </li></ul><ul><li>ex: swim – swim m ing </li></ul><ul><li>verbs ending in - ie </li></ul><ul><li>– change to -y + -ing . </li></ul><ul><li>ex: l ie – l y ing </li></ul><ul><li>d ie - d y ing </li></ul>© 2009 by Elsa Maximiano

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