The Present Continuous (Progressive) Tense- Use and
and Example Sentences:
We use The Present
Continuous (Progressive) Tense when we want to to express the idea that
happening now, at this very moment. "Now, right now, at
present, presently, for the time being, currently, at the moment, at
the present, nowadays, this year " are common time
expressions used with this tense.
Charles is taking three courses this year / this term.
Car prices are getting higher nowadays /these days.
Use 2 Sometimes, we use the
Present Continuous Tense to show that something will or will not happen
in the near future. "Tomorrow, tonight, next week, next
expressions used with future meaning.
I am not going to the party tonight.
Is he visiting his parents next weekend?
They are flying to Paris next week.
Tom is starting a new job on Friday.
My dad is retiring in June.
Use 3 When we use this tense
with adverbs "always", "continuously" or "constantly", we mean a kind of complaining,
irritation or shocking situation.Something which happens again and
She is always coming to class late.
I don't think Daniel can lose weight. He is always eating
He is constantly talking. I wish he would shut up.
I don't like them because they are always complaining.
He's continuously changing his mind.
Nobody likes Ann at school since she is always having
arguments with other students
We use the tense for longer actions
in progress now. These actions may be slowly changing.
I am studying hard to be become an engineer.
We aren't doing any job nowadays.
Economically the country is improving steadily these past
Her health is improving rapidly.
Petroleum prices are rising these days.
Use 5 We can also use the
Present Progressive Tense for
habits, but they may or not be temporary or new habits.
She is smoking a lot these days.
We are studying our lessons every night.
The kids are watching TV every day.
Use 6 Another
use is for certain future plans, arrangements
We are meeting my aunt tomorrow.
She is going to the beach at the
The workers are leaving at 6.
Use 7 New trends, popularities,
More and more people are using their iphones nowadays.
The kids are playing games on their tablet computers.
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