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.
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
take - taking - no e
make - making - no e
run - running - When a short vowel is spoken → doubling of the consonant
sit - sitting - When a short vowel is spoken → doubling of the consonant
lie - lying - ie → y
Present simple or progressive - multiple choice exercise
Present progressive - grammar test