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Present Progressive (Continuous).

12 Sep

Prior to this Title  —  we discussed something about Present Tense — including what Stative Verbs are.

Present Progressive (Continuous) is used to indicate present time (now) with all verbs  BUT  the stative verbs listed previously. It’s also used to indicate future time.

  • John is eating dinner now.
  • We are leaving for the theater at seven o’clock  (It’s use to indicate Future Time).

More examples of present progressive:

  • The committee members are examining the material now. (present time)
  • George is leaving for France tomorrow. (future time)
  • Henry is walking to school tomorrow.   (future time)
  • The president is trying to contact his advisors now. (present time)
  • The secretary is typing the letter now. (present time)
  • We are flying to Venezuela next month. (future time)

I hope you can “feel” how to use Present Progressive (continuous) to indicate PRESENT TIME and/or to indicate FUTURE TIME.

Let’s do the following exercise and please put ONLY the answer on my INBOX MESSAGE on http://www.facebook.com/yati.rachmat:

  1. Something ………………..(smell) very good.
  2. We ……………(eat) dinner at seven o’clock tonight.
  3. He………………(practice) the piano every day.
  4. They……………..(drive to school tomorrow.
  5. I ………………(believe) you.
  6. Maria …………….(have) a cold.
  7. Jorge ………….(swim) right now.
  8. John………….(hate smoke.
  9. Jill alwlays …………(get) up at 6.00 A.M.
  10. Jerry………….(mow) the lawn now.

 

NO   TRY   NO   GAIN

h  a  v  e     f  u  n

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2011 in English Lessons & Exercises

 

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