Presentation on theme: "Present Progressive!!!. Why is it used? Used to talk about what is happening right now. Many times it is used in Spanish when in English we would use."— Presentation transcript:
Why is it used? Used to talk about what is happening right now. Many times it is used in Spanish when in English we would use –ing.
How is it formed? ESTAR + Present Participle Estoy Estamos Present Estás Estáis + Participle Está Están
What is a Present Participle? This is formed using a VERB This is the -ing verb. I am eating. You are swimming. We are singing.
How is the Present Participle formed in Spanish? AR verbs 1)Take off –ar 2) add ando ER/IR verbs 1) Take off –er/ -ir 2) add iendo
Forming the Present Participle… Hablar 1) Take off –ar habl 2) Add ando hablando Comer 1) Take off –ercom 2) Add iendocomiendo
Exceptions! If the stem ends in a vowel: -iendo changes to –yendo (leer) If the verb is a stem-changing: O – UE changes to O-U (dormir) E - IE changes to E-I (sentir) E-I stays E-I (decir) Poder y Ir Pudiendo yendo
Now put it together! Forming the Present Progressive: 1) Conjugate ESTAR according to your subject. 2) Add the Present Participle *this does not change depending on subject!