When we use present continuous
- Present Continuous
- We use it when THE ACTION IS NOW, at this moment. We can also use present continuous when we are talking about something happening today, this week, this month. In this case the action is something which doesn’t usually happen and you’re only doing it today, this week or this month, thus, it’s something new, different and it will not continue for long.
An example of present continuous used for an action which IS HAPPENING NOW, AT THIS MOMENT.
The baby is looking for his dummy.
Examples of present continuous used with expressions like “today”, “this week”, “this month”.
The man is doing a new extreme sport today.
The woman isn’t going out this week. (She doesn’t want people to see the spot oin her face).
How we form present continuous
positive sentences: subject + verb “to be” + verb-ing + object
negative sentences: subject + verb “to be” + not + verb-ing + object
questions: verb “to be” + subject + verb-ing + object
Other examples of present continuous use in a sentence
- I am working, don’t disturb me!
- I’m not doing anything special.
- She is studying so be quiet, please.