Learn about Present Continuous
We use the present continuous for:
1. Actions in progress now - they started before now, and are not finished.
I am eating an apple.
2. Temporary situations - it is true now, but maybe not happening at the moment of speaking. You know it will change in the future.
I am eating a lot of bananas these days.
We use be + verb-ing to make this structure. When speaking, remember to use contractions to sound more natural:
I am => I'm
He is => He's
We are => We're
|I||I'm eating.||I'm not eating.||Am I eating?|
|We're eating.||We aren't eating.||Are we eating?|
|He's eating.||He isn't eating.||Is he eating?|
Advanced uses of the present continuous:
Annoying habits: We usually use present simple for habits or repeated actions. However, you can use the present continuous with 'always' if you want to show that you are annoyed or amused by a habit.
You're always losing your wallet!
To tell anecdotes: Usually we use past tenses to tell stories, but sometimes we use present simple and continuous to make it more exciting.
So, last night, I'm walking down the street, and I see a tall man, and he says to me ...
Present Continuous Practice