English - Present (Continuous|Progressive)

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Present tense be + ing


The Present Continuous is used when :

  • we are in the middle of an action :
    • The train is coming, look. (I'm ate the station now)
    • Who is Vicky dancing with ?
    • I'm getting the lunch ready (I'm in the kitchen now)
  • we are in the middle of something but not actually doing it at the moment of speaking
    • I'm just get back to the office. We're working on a new project.
  • things are changing over a long time :
    • The earth is slowly getting
  • you have an arrangement
    • I'm playing badminton with Matthew tomorrow

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