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!|
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
|run||running||When a short vowel is spoken → doubling of the consonant|
|lie||lying||ie → y|