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Present continuous

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Present continuous

  1. 1. Present Continuous
  2. 2. Present Continuous <ul><li>Formação: </li></ul><ul><li>No tempo progressivo ou contínuo utiliza-se o verbo auxiliar to be a todas as pessoas junto com o gerúndio -ing do verbo principal. </li></ul><ul><li> Ex.: The climate is gett ing warner. (get) </li></ul><ul><li> That child is grow ing bigger every day. (grow) </li></ul><ul><li> The Universe is expand ing , and has been since its beginning. (expand) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Present Continuous <ul><li>Usos: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Utilizamos o present progressive/continuous para expressar atividades que estão ocorrendo normalmente no momento em que se fala. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: Please don’t make so much noise. I ’m working . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Where’s Margaret?” “She’s having a bath”. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s go out now. It isn’t raining anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m very tired. I ’m going to bed now. Good night! </li></ul><ul><li>2) Usamos o progressive/continuous quando falamos sobre coisas que estão acontecendo no período em que se fala, não necessariamente no exato momento. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: John and Sarah are talking in a Café. John says: </li></ul><ul><li>– I ’m reading an interesting book at the moment. I’ll lend it to you when I’ve finished it. </li></ul><ul><li>(John isn’t reading the book at the time of speaking.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Present Continuous <ul><li>3) Para fazer referências a ações futuras planejadas ou previstas. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: Next year, we are spending our vacation at Nottingham. </li></ul><ul><li>Janice and Fred are leaving for Paris tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>4) É utilizado, ainda, para descrever ações que ocorrem com freqüência ou que se repetem. É comum o uso do advérbio always , que é posicionado entre o verbo auxiliar e o verbo principal. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: I ’m always doing something. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve lost my key again. I ’m always losing my things. </li></ul><ul><li>Ney is always telling the same jokes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Present Continuous <ul><li>Cuidado: </li></ul><ul><li>Os verbos a seguir não são usados no tempo progressivo. </li></ul><ul><li>like, love, hate, want, prefer, believe, see, know, realise, suppose, need, understand, remember, taste, belong, contain, consist, depend, seem, hear, smell </li></ul>
  6. 6. Present Continuous <ul><li>Lembrando que na forma negativa basta acrescentar o not junto ao verbo to be , ou abreviá-lo. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: I am not working now </li></ul><ul><li> She is not (isn´t) playing baseball. </li></ul><ul><li> We are not (aren´t) eating pizza. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Present Continuous <ul><li>Já na forma Interrogativa basta inverter a ordem do sujeito com o verbo to be, e acrescentar o ponto de interrogação no final da pergunta. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: Is she studing English now ? </li></ul><ul><li> Are they going to Fred´s farm ? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Present Continuous <ul><li>Thank you very much !!! </li></ul>

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