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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 - 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 - 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 progressive negation - Exercise 2

Present progressive questions - Exercise 1

Present progressive questions - Exercise 2

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 - multiple choice exercise

Present progressive - grammar test