Present continuous


The present continuous tense is formed from the present tense of the verb be and the present participle (-ing form) of a verb:

Use

  1. We use the present continuous tense to talk about the present:
  • for something that is happening at the moment of speaking:

I’m just leaving work. I’ll be home in an hour.
Please be quiet. The children are sleeping.

  • for something which is happening before and after a given time:

At eight o’clock we are usually having breakfast.
When I get home the children are doing their homework.

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