PRESENT CONTINUOUS
This baby is playing with his toy.
This baby is playing with his toy. <ul><li>An activity in progress </li></ul><ul><li>TO BE (am/are/is) + VERB + ing </li><...
The baby’s smiling.
The baby’s smiling. <ul><li>Basic Verb SMILE (silent E) </li></ul><ul><li>(verb −  E) + ING = SMILING </li></ul><ul><li>Fo...
The baby’s sleeping.
The baby’s sleeping. <ul><li>Is sleeping an  activity  in progress? </li></ul><ul><li>No, it isn’t! But we use Present Con...
She’s sitting in her highchair.
She’s sitting in her highchair. <ul><li>Basic Verb SIT Consonant + Vowel + Consonant </li></ul><ul><li>Double Consonant + ...
Beginning / Happening <ul><li>Double the consonant when the stress is on the  final syllable . BE GIN . -  She’s beginning...
They’re lying on the bed.
They’re lying on the bed. <ul><li>Basic Verb LIE </li></ul><ul><li>We change IE to Y – LYING. </li></ul><ul><li>DIE – dyin...
What’s she having for lunch? <ul><li>She’s having vegetables for lunch. </li></ul>
What’s she having for lunch? <ul><li>Compare: A- She’s having vegetables for lunch. B- She has short hair. A = eat/drink =...
I love my daddy.
I love my daddy. <ul><li>LOVE is not an ‘action’. </li></ul><ul><li>The Present Continuous  isn’t for characteristics/stat...
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  1. 1. PRESENT CONTINUOUS
  2. 2. This baby is playing with his toy.
  3. 3. This baby is playing with his toy. <ul><li>An activity in progress </li></ul><ul><li>TO BE (am/are/is) + VERB + ing </li></ul>
  4. 4. The baby’s smiling.
  5. 5. The baby’s smiling. <ul><li>Basic Verb SMILE (silent E) </li></ul><ul><li>(verb − E) + ING = SMILING </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>COME – coming </li></ul><ul><li>DANCE – dancing </li></ul><ul><li>LEAVE – leaving </li></ul><ul><li>WRITE - writing </li></ul>
  6. 6. The baby’s sleeping.
  7. 7. The baby’s sleeping. <ul><li>Is sleeping an activity in progress? </li></ul><ul><li>No, it isn’t! But we use Present Continuous with these verbs: sleep, lie, sit, stand, wear, etc. when we mean NOW, at the moment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. She’s sitting in her highchair.
  9. 9. She’s sitting in her highchair. <ul><li>Basic Verb SIT Consonant + Vowel + Consonant </li></ul><ul><li>Double Consonant + ing. </li></ul><ul><li>SITTING </li></ul>
  10. 10. Beginning / Happening <ul><li>Double the consonant when the stress is on the final syllable . BE GIN . - She’s beginning to eat vegetables. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT: HAPP EN. - What’s happening? </li></ul><ul><li>Exception: Double the final letter L. TRAVEL. – She’s travelling in her car seat. (U.S.A.: traveling) </li></ul>
  11. 11. They’re lying on the bed.
  12. 12. They’re lying on the bed. <ul><li>Basic Verb LIE </li></ul><ul><li>We change IE to Y – LYING. </li></ul><ul><li>DIE – dying </li></ul><ul><li>TIE – tying </li></ul><ul><li>(!) Regular: BUY – buying / FLY – flying </li></ul><ul><li>SKI – skiing / STUDY - studying </li></ul>
  13. 13. What’s she having for lunch? <ul><li>She’s having vegetables for lunch. </li></ul>
  14. 14. What’s she having for lunch? <ul><li>Compare: A- She’s having vegetables for lunch. B- She has short hair. A = eat/drink => Present Continuous. B = possess => NOT continuous. </li></ul><ul><li>For example:  I’m thinking about my next holiday.  The baby’s crying. I think she’s hungry. </li></ul>
  15. 15. I love my daddy.
  16. 16. I love my daddy. <ul><li>LOVE is not an ‘action’. </li></ul><ul><li>The Present Continuous isn’t for characteristics/states/opinions: </li></ul><ul><li>be, know, understand, like, hate, need, want, possess, mean.. . </li></ul>

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