Present Continuous tense

Publicado: 23 agosto, 2011 en Grammar

We find different uses of the present continuous tense.

  1. Temporary situations. I am studying at the university. (It is something temporal because I am studying until the day that I finish).
  2. Developing situations: The weather is becoming warmer. (Está haciendo más calor).
  3. An event happening now: I am watching TV. (I am doing it at this moment).
  4. Things or events happening in a near future: I am going to the dentist this Friday. He is starting school next September.

 

The formation of the present continuous is:

Verb to be (auxiliary)     +        verb   (main verb followed by the suffix –ing)

I am (auxiliary) drinking (verb “to drink”+ “-ing”)

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