Present Progressive

Use of the Present Progressive

The Present Progressive is also called present continuous. It is used to indicate actions happening at the time of speaking or used for planned future actions.

Key words: look, listen, now, at the moment, still, at present

How to form the Present Progressive

I am + verb + ing I am playing.
he, she, it is + verb + ing The bird is singing.
you, we, they are + verb + ing We are dancing.


Examples: Look, Ann is running down the street.
  She is sleeping now.
  Listen, I'm talking to you!


Short forms

I'm playing. The bird's singing. We're dancing.


I am not (I'm not) + ing form
he, she, it is not (isn't) + ing form
you, we, they are not (aren't) + ing form



Are they learning for the test?
Form of to be - subject - ing form


Note: take taking no e
make making no e
run running When a short vowel is spoken → doubling of the consonant
sit sitting  
lie lying iey


NO Progressive FORM


Present Progressive - Exercises