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Chat with Present Progressive

Chat with Present Progressive

Date: Jan 18 2008

Topic: Grammar

Author: mitchelkSuper Member!

Lesson

Present Progressive:

 Do you know what present progressive is?  Look for it in the chat below.



Was present progressive used in the chat above?

It was!  "Palsm20: Hey Jen, checking my email..." People use present progressive almost every time they chat!

Present Progressive has two parts:

  1. the verb to be (example: am, is, are)
  2. verb infinitive with -ing ending (example: watching, checking)

               - the basic, simple verb and add -ing

Here are some examples from chatting:

  • What are you doing right now?
  • I am sitting in front of the computer. Just chatting.
  • I am not working right now. Message me later.

 Can you tell how you use present progressive in questions?

           You can use the pattern below:

                - What + verb to be + person + verb -ing?

                - What are you doing? 

 Next time you chat and you are talking about things right now use present progressive.  You can use present progressive with:

  • Things happening now!
    • I am writing this lesson.
  • Trends.
    • More and more students are finding answers online.
  • Things you always do!
    • He is always  coming in late.
Next time you chat use present progressive!  If you have any questions add a comment and I'll answer it! 

Comments

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sanfenjobboss

China

I always will to pay attention to this part and thanks!

01:32 PM Jan 19 2008 |

adesanya blessing

Nigeria

what are you doing right now

01:30 PM Jan 19 2008 |

Sandy liu

Sandy liu

China

i don't know`` that's so pityCry

10:09 AM Jan 19 2008 |

Editke

Editke

Hungary

It' s great! Thanks!

09:56 AM Jan 19 2008 |

Rubyhm

Rubyhm

China

great!    thank you!  

08:04 AM Jan 19 2008 |

TabrisX

TabrisX

Argentina

I sorry, but I thingyou forgot to tell something about the last use you can make of the present progressive (continuous) and that is that when you are talking about a repeated action with the word "allways" it usually referes to an action that represents the speaker'sbothering.

Maybe I'm meeting a mistake. But I think that's quite good to clarify that point, as is a quite common task.

Bye 

05:59 AM Jan 19 2008 |

alhassanjh

Saudi Arabia

How was ervery body ?

 

05:42 AM Jan 19 2008 |

alhassanjh

Saudi Arabia

Hi , Guys

 

05:41 AM Jan 19 2008 |

mitchelk

mitchelkSuper Member!

United States

xiazhifeng8050 If you don't understand, ask me a question.  What don't you know?  Present progressive is a tense (like past).  You use it to talk about things that are happening right now.

05:37 AM Jan 19 2008 |

beto.fon.gio

Brazil

great

04:52 AM Jan 19 2008 |

be good do right

China

good~

04:06 AM Jan 19 2008 |

xiazhifeng8050

China

I don't Know!

03:23 AM Jan 19 2008 |

ywg0561

ywg0561

China

Very good! Thanks!

02:03 AM Jan 19 2008 |

le hoang

le hoang

Viet Nam

yes , i see. thank you

01:55 AM Jan 19 2008 |

salimelarabi

Tunisia

Good. Thank you

11:47 PM Jan 18 2008 |

john

johnSuper Member!

United States

great real life lesson

11:37 PM Jan 18 2008 |

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