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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.

Negation

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

 

Question

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

Spelling

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

 

NO Progressive FORM WITH THESE VERBS


EXERCISES

Present progressive - Exercise 1
Present progressive - Exercise 2
Present progressive - Exercise 3
Present progressive - Exercise 4
Present progressive negation - Exercise 1
Present simple or progressive - Exercise 1
Present simple or progressive - Exercise 2
Present simple or progressive - Exercise 3
Present simple or progressive - Exercise 4
Present simple or progressive - Exercise 5
Present simple or progressive - Exercise 6
Present simple or progressive Test - multiple choice exercise