Presentation on theme: "Present Continuous (I am doing) Richard Ortega. Present continuous The present simple tells what a person does, is or feels. The present continuous describes."— Presentation transcript:
Present continuous The present simple tells what a person does, is or feels. The present continuous describes what a person is doing. Ex.Katie studies Chemical engineering at UDEA. She is a engineering student. she is working for the post office.
Present continuous The present continuous is used for an action that is happening at the time of speaking She is driving to work (at this moment) He is washing his hands. The three of them are bullshitting in class
Sometimes the action is not happening at the time of speaking I am reading an interesting book at the moment. Some friends of mine are building their own home. They hope it will be finished before next summer. Present continuous
We use the present continuous when we talk about things happening in a period around now (today / this week/ this evening, etc.) You are working hard today. I am living with some friends until I find a flat. I am going out this evening. Present continuous
Iam learning English right now. He She It is You We They Are
Interrogative AmI doing, waiting, playing, etc. ? Is he/she/it Arewe/they/you Negative Iam not doing, waiting, playing, etc. he/she/itis we/they/youare
Spelling Rules For many verbs we make the ING form by simply adding - ING to end of the verb. eat - eating speak - speaking cook - cooking Verbs ending with –e drop the -e and add ING (except for verbs ending in –ee or –ie) hope - hoping ride - riding make - making Verbs ending with –ee just add -ING agree - agreeing flee - fleeing see - seeing Verbs ending with -ie change the -ie to -y and add -ING die - dying tie - tying lie - lying
Verbs ending with one consonant, a vowel and one consonant (except for w, x, and y) For one syllable verbs, double the consonant and add -ING jog - jogging sit - sitting run - running stop - stopping For two syllable verbs If the 1st syllable is stressed, just add ING answer - answering offer - offering If the 2nd syllable is stressed, double the consonant and add ING prefer - preferring begin - beginning
I am doing vs. I do Compare I am doing and I do: I am doing present continuous ↓ now I do present simple ↓ now Don’t bother me now. I’m working. I study so hard, that I need a break. We need an umbrella. It’s raining. The ground is wet. It rains a lot here. Hurry up! We’re waiting. We don’t wait that much so it’s better you hurry up.
Conditions: belong, cost, need, own, seem Feelings: like, love, hate, want, wish Beliefs: believe, feel, know, mean, remember think understand The present continuous is usually used with doing verbs (verbs of action) not with verbs of state. The following verbs are not used in the continuous form:
Summary Present continuous is used for something that is happening at or around the time of speaking Present simple is used for things in general or things that happen repeatedly