The present progressive tense is used for an activity taking place at the moment of speaking.

 

Construction :

am + going
are + going
is + going

 

The Present Progressive Tense

The Present Progressive Tense

 

Examples of The Present Progressive Tense

Q: Are you writing or typing ?

A: I’m typing.

Q: What are you doing here ?

A: I’m making coffee.

Look at them ! They are dancing perfectly.

Q: Are you a spiking?

A: No, I’m not. I am singing.

Q: Am I now typing ?

A: Yes, you are typing.

Q = Question      A = Answer

 

 

Question Answer
What are you doing ? I’m typing on my keyboard.

I’m listening music.

I’m learning English.

I’m reading web content.

 

The present progressive is also used for a present activity which requires a shorter or a longer period of time.

Examples 

She is writing first letter now.

His son is studying  English language.

I’m reading a most interesting history book.

She’s making plans how to bake a cake.

 

The present progressive tense  is used for an action characteristic of the subject.

Examples 

Mary is always singing and laughing.

David is always blame me.

He is always grumpy.

 

The Present Perfect

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Perfect Progressive

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Simple Present Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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