What is the Present Continuous Tense?
pattern = verb + ing
- We use it for actions taking place/happening now
- We are using Englishacked to learn English.
- She is coming home.
- I am eating.
- We use this tense for repeated actions.
e.g He is always listening to music instead of studying.
- We use it for temporary actions.
e.g I am having a shower.
- For future fixed plans.
e.g I am coming tomorrow.
Most verb take ing
For verbs that end with a stressed syllable vowel-consonant double the consonant.
Sit - sitting.
Shop - shopping.
subject + verb + ing + object.
Some Time expressions to take note of
- At the moment
- These days
- At present
Verbs that don’t take an -ing that you should be careful with.