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THE PRESENT
PROGRESSIVE
Or Present Continuous
WHAT ARE THEY DOING?
They are playing soccer.
WHAT IS HE DOING? He is eating a burger.
WHAT IS IT DOING?

It is sleeping.
WE USE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE
TO TALK ABOUT ACTIONS
HAPPENING AT THE MOMENT
OF SPEAKING
Present Progressive

Past

Present

F...
AFFIRMATIVE FORM

I am reading a book.
Subject + Verb be + Gerund + Complement
NEGATIVE FORM

I am not feeling happy.
Subject + Verb be + not + Gerund + Complement
INTERROGATIVE FORM

Is she watching TV?
Verb be + Subject + Gerund + Complement + Question Mark
YOUR TURN…
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This presentation explains the use and form of the present progressive tense. It stats with a lead-in, followed by presentation and wrapped with some examples for immediate creativity.

  • Nice and simply put, but what about the other two uses - the 'about now' and 'pre-arranged future'? It would be great to have the two other parts in there
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The Present Progressive

  1. 1. THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE Or Present Continuous
  2. 2. WHAT ARE THEY DOING? They are playing soccer.
  3. 3. WHAT IS HE DOING? He is eating a burger.
  4. 4. WHAT IS IT DOING? It is sleeping.
  5. 5. WE USE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TO TALK ABOUT ACTIONS HAPPENING AT THE MOMENT OF SPEAKING Present Progressive Past Present Future
  6. 6. AFFIRMATIVE FORM I am reading a book. Subject + Verb be + Gerund + Complement
  7. 7. NEGATIVE FORM I am not feeling happy. Subject + Verb be + not + Gerund + Complement
  8. 8. INTERROGATIVE FORM Is she watching TV? Verb be + Subject + Gerund + Complement + Question Mark
  9. 9. YOUR TURN…

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