Present Continuous

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Present Continuous
This is a practical oversimplification which will be right most of the time. For more detailed information see Mastery of the Tenses!
Main Uses for the Present Continuous
For things happening now
  • He's coming over!
  • She's talking to her now.
  • I am reading a book.
For things changing
  • The world is getting more populated.
  • My English is improving.
For temporary things
  • We are only working here this week.
  • I am being stupid today!
  • She is not eating chocolate this month.
For future personal plans, especially with confirmed time/place
  • I am seeing my dentist on Tuesday.
  • She is meeting John at 3pm.

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We often use the Present Continuous for T---gs H-----ing N-w.

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We often use the Present Continuous for Things Happening Now.


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He's coming over!


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