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  The Present Continuous (Progressive) Tense 
Time Expressions

Time Expressions and Example Sentences:

Use 1 (Present time)
 "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.

  • We are learning English now.
  • We're watching TV right now.
  • At present my father is working abroad.
  • He is presently studying in Istanbul.
  • We're using my old computer for the time being.
  • The Director is currently having talks in the USA
  • She's not waiting here at the moment
  • Charles is taking three courses this year / this term.
  • Car prices are getting higher nowadays /these days.
Use 2 (Future Time)
"Tomorrow, tonight, next week, next year"  are common time 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 staring a new job on Friday.
  • My dad is retiring in June.
Use 3
When we use this tense with adverbs "always", "continuously" or "constantly" for complaining something.
  • She is always coming to class late.
  • I don't think Daniel can lose weight. He is always eating something.
  • 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

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Other Lessons on Present Continuous
Other Exercises on Present Continuous
Positive form   Negative Form    Question Form  Contractions (short forms) Uses and functions   Time Expressions   Example Sentences
Wh Questions  Spelling Rules  Yes - No Questions    Simple Present & Present Continuous   Non-continuous Verbs   Both Continuous and Non-continuous Verbs
Negative Form -1   Negative Form -2  Negatives -3  Question Form 1
Question Form 2  Spelling Test  Positive Form -1   Positive form -2
Positive Form -3   Wh - questions 1  Wh - questions -2  Yes - No Questions  Quiz  Simple Present or Present Continuous -1  Simple Present or Present Continuous -2  Simple Present or Present Continuous -3  Present progressive or simple present -4  Stative Verbs

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