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Present Progressive Tense

The present progressive tense (also sometimes called the "present continuous") is formed with the present tense of the verb to be + a main verb + -ing, as in, "He is constantly calling me," or "The neighbors are playing their music really loudly."

To make a question in the present progressive tense, use the form to be + subject + main verb + -ing, as in, "Is she coming to the party," or "Are they feeling OK?"

We use the present progressive tense to 1) describe an action that’s continually repeated, 2) talk about an on-going action that’s happening right now, or 3) talk about an event in the near future.

Words like "always," "constantly," or "continuously" are often used with the present progressive to describe actions that are repeated, while phrases like "right now" or "at the moment" often indicate that an action is currently in progress.

Present Progressive Tense Grammar Quiz

  1. She is constantly karaoke, every chance we get.

  2. I am right now, I can't talk.

  3. the fish thriving in the filthy tank?

  4. The kids dancing to electronica these days.

  5. We aren't to Rome this summer.

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Present Progressive Tense Lessons:

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Blow One's Mind

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03:24 AM Jun 08 2016 |


United States

it’s easy lesson but seem so close from present continous and present.

10:39 PM Dec 27 2015 |



I am continuously serching an english friend.

12:59 PM Nov 11 2014 |


Russian Federation

Isy katka!

08:38 AM Nov 06 2014 |

fabio kelch


i´m constantly searching a litle more words for better learn

01:04 PM Jul 13 2014 |



It`s so easy :)

05:45 AM May 17 2014 |

Libyan spirit

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

I’m looking for English school these days.

08:22 AM Mar 14 2014 |



i am learning the present progressive tense of english

03:46 AM Feb 26 2014 |



I am eating pizza.

10:10 AM Nov 04 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

when the emphasis is on the subjects whereabouts ,we put  -ing form after the place.

11:13 PM Aug 20 2013 |

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