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English tenses

Present Continuous


 01 Present Continuous

 02 Present Continuous

 03 Present Continuous

 04 Present Continuous

 05 Present Continuous

Signal words

 06 Continuous Signal words

 07 Continuous Signal words

 08 Continuous word order

 09 Continuous word order


 10 Continuous questions

 11 Continuous questions

 12 Continuous questions

 13 Continuous questions


 14 Continuous negative

 15 Continuous negative

 16 Continuous negative

 17 Continuous negative


 18 Continuous word order

 19 Continuous Word Order

 20 Continuous Test


English Tenses

 Simple Present Tense

 Simple Past Tense

 Present Perfect

 Past Perfect

 Future 1

 Future Perfect



Continuous Tenses

 Present continuous

 Past Continuous

 Present Perfect Continuous

 Past Perfect Continuous

 Simple Future Continuous

 Future Perfect Continuous


Comparison of Tenses

If clauses - Conditional

Active Passive exercises

Reported Speech



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Simple Present Continuous grammar rules

Present progressive - Present continuous - The tenses - Learning English


Present progressive (Present continuous)


Present progressive (continuous) means: Something is happening now.


Form of the present progressive

to be (am, is, are) + infinitive + -ing




I am reading a book.

They are going for a walk.


Present progressive -  (Present continuous) signal words


Simple present signal words: at the moment, at present, now, right now, still, today, tonight.
Look! Listen!




She is now sitting in the classroom.
They are right now reading a book.
Look! They are watching television.


Verbs like can, have, like and want don't form the present progressive.


Present progressive questions


Am I watching TV?
Are you listening to music?
Is he dancing today?
Is she watching birds?
Are we looking for CDs
Are you wating for the taxi?
Are they writing letters?



English Tenses exercises
Simple Present Tense
Simple Past Tense
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
Simple Future - Will Future
Continuous Tenses
Comparison of Tenses
Active and Passive Voice
If clauses - conditionals
Reported Speech

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Present continuous - English grammar - present continuous


Present continuous and the rules of sentence structure. English grammar: Present continuous. An introduction, form of the present continuous, exceptions in spelling, short forms of the present continuous, use, signal words, summary and exercises. Matching exercises, quizzes and riddles for the present continuous.


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