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PostSubject: present continious   Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:33 am

Present Continuous Tense

How is the present continuous tense used?

The present continuous tense is used describe an action is happening at the time of speaking/writing or temporary actions. The present continuous tense is also called the present progressive tense.

When using the present continuous tense the verb "to be" is used with the main verb. - ing is added to the main verb.

The present continuous tense is used in the following situations:

* The actions is temporary.
* The actions is going to happen in the near future. The term "near future" is relative to the situation.
* Actions that are happening at the time of speaking/writing.
* Future actions that are planned. The verb "going to" is used when used with words that state the future such as tomorrow, soon, later next week etc.

Example Past Present Future
I am eating dinner.
We are playing a game.

My sister is going to Paris next week.

The girls are not doing their homework.

Are you coming with us to the store?
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