Present Continuous

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Introducing Present Continuous, some practice included.

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Present Continuous

  1. 1. Present Continuous Form V+ingI am ‘m play+ingYou are ‘re sing+ingHe/She/It is ‘s write+ing → writing run+ing → runningWeYou are ‘reThey He is drinking milk. He’s drinking milk.
  2. 2. When?1. Now / at the moment.Eg. I’m watching TV.2. Temporary situations.Eg. I’m reading Hard Times by CharlesDickens (this week, …).
  3. 3. He’s a runner. He usually runs in the morning.Now he is running.Now he’s running.
  4. 4. They are cooking. / They’re cooking.
  5. 5. He is playing the guitar.He’s playing the guitar.
  6. 6. They are cutting people’s hair. They’re cutting people’s hair.She is drying the woman’s hair.She’s drying the woman’s hair.
  7. 7. They are cycling.They’re cycling.
  8. 8. They are flying planes.They’re flying planes.
  9. 9. She is singing a song.She’s singing a song.
  10. 10. Form: negativeI am not I’m not V+ingYou are not You aren’tHe/She/It is not playing He/She/It isn’t singingWe are not We aren’t writingYou are not You aren’t runningThey are not They aren’t He is drinking milk. He isn’t drinking milk.
  11. 11. I am.Form: interrogative You are. Yes, He/She/It is. We are.Am I drinking milk? You are. They are.Are you drinking milk?Is he drinking milk? I’m not.… You aren’t. No, He/She/It isn’t. We aren’t. You aren’t. They aren’t.

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