Present Continuous

Pre-test

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Now

What are you doing right now?

  • I am studying English.
  • I am sitting at the computer
  • I am reading your article.

The present continuous tense is used to talk about what is happening now. This is unlike many other languages that use present tense in this way. Present continuous tense is used often in everyday English.

Pattern: be + -ing

Look again at the example sentences. The verbs are underlined.

  • I am studying English.
  • I am sitting at the computer
  • I am reading your article.

Exercise:

Put the verb in the parentheses in the correct form using the present continuous. When you are ready scroll down and check your answers.

  1. The giraffe ___ _______(eat) leaves from the tree.
  2. We___ _______ (talk) on the phone.
  3. My friends and I___ _______ (get) together to celebrate my birthday.

Did you use a form of “be” and a verb ending in “ing”?

Here are the answers.

  1. The giraffe is eating leaves from the tree.
  2. We are talking on the phone.
  3. My friends and I are getting together to celebrate my birthday.

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