Present simple vs progressive

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Present simple vs progressive

  1. 1. Simple Present Present Progressive infinitive form of be and verb + ing I speak I am speaking you speak you are speakinghe / she / it speaks he / she / it is speaking we speak we are speaking they speak they are speaking
  2. 2. Exceptions Exceptions when adding s Exceptions when adding ing•After o, ch, sh or s, x, z add es. Silent e is dropped. (but: does not Example: do - he does, apply for -ee) wash - she washes Example: come - coming but: agree – agreeing•After a consonant, the finalconsonant y becomes ie. (but: not •After a short, stressed vowel, the finalafter a vowel) consonant is doubled. Example: worry - he worries Example: sit – sitting but: play - he plays •Final ie becomes y. •Example: lie – lying
  3. 3. Simple Present Present Progressivein general right nowColin plays football every Tuesday. Look! Colin is playing football now. Signal words•always •at the moment•every ... •at this moment•often •today•normally •now•usually •right now•sometimes •Listen!•seldom •Look!•never•first•then

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