PRESENT CONTINUOUS EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES. AFFIRMATIVE FORM STRUCTURE SUBJECT + PRESENT VERB TO BE + VERB – ING + COMPLEMENTS EXAMPLES SHE IS WRITING A LETTER.
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PRESENT CONTINUOUS EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES AND FUTURE EVENTS
AFFIRMATIVE FORM STRUCTURE SUBJECT + PRESENT VERB TO BE + VERB – ING + COMPLEMENTS EXAMPLES SHE IS WRITING A LETTER THEY ARE EATING PIZZA I AM LOOKING AT THE WINDOW
NEGATIVE FORM STRUCTURE SUBJECT + PRESENT VERB TOBE (NEGATIVE) + VERB – ING + COMPLEMENT EXAMPLES THEY ARENT (ARE NOT) STUDYING HE ISNT (IS NOT) COMING I`M NOT (AM NOT) READING THE PAPER
INTERROGATIVE FORM STRUCTURE PRESENT VERB TO BE + SUBJECT + VERB-ING + COMPLEMENT? EXAMPLES ARE YOU EATING A PIZZA? IS THE DOG PLAYING WITH THE BALL? ARE THEY TRAVELLING TO ENGLAND?
USE Actions that are happening at the same time you are speaking ( acciones que ocurren en el momento de hablar). EXAMPLES HES READING A BOOK NOW THEYRE COMING TO MY HOUSE AT THIS MOMENT Pay attention to the purple words, they are adverbs of time for the Present Continuous ( las palabras purpura son advervios de tiempo para el continuo)
USE Sometimes we use the present continuous for Plans in the future time. EXAMPLES Im travelling to London next week. John and Marta are going to the cinema tonight. Pay attention to the purple words, all of them are future adverbs that are always connected to the present continuous for future plans.
SPELLING RULES WHEN ADDING -ING General rule: we add –ing to the infinitive verb Examples: go/going, read/reading,meet/meeting Verbs ending in consonant + e, omit final e Examples: live/ living, write/ writing, … Monosyllabic verbs ending CVC (consonant+ vowel+ consonant) double the last consonant. Examples: stop/stopping, put/putting, swim/swimming Verbs with two or more syllables ending CVC
Verbs with two or more syllables ending CVC double the last consonant. Examples: refer/ referring, occur/ocurring,… Verbs ending in –ie, change this end for –y adding –ing. Examples: die/dying Verbs ending in –y, do not change the –y. Examples: try/trying, play/playing
NON-CONTINUOUS VERBS The following verbs are not normally used in continuous tenses: like love hate want need prefer know realise suppose mean understand believe remember belong contain consist depend seem