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Language Tip: Present Progressive (Continuous) Tense


The present progressive tense describes an action which happens at the time of speaking or which is intensive in certain time period (it does not have to happen at the time of speaking).

It is created by using the following:image grammar
be (in the present tense) + verb with ing

Positive sentence:
I am writing the letter.
This semester we are studying German.

Negative sentence:
We are not watching TV.
They are not going to school this week.

Is he doing his homework?
Are they working in the garden now?

The present progressive tense can also point out to the near future.

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