Present Continuous for beginners
The present continuous tense is a basic tense. It is usually one of the first tenses you start to learn when you first start studying English.
What Is Present Continuous Tense?
We use the present continuous tense to talk about an action or situation that is happening now.
The present continuous is formed with 'am, is, are + -ing form of the verb'. We can use the full form or the short form of the verb 'be''.
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For most verbs, we add '-ing' to the base form, but when the verb ends in '-e', we remove it and add '-ing'.
e→ mak ing
e→ tak ing
e→ com ing
If the verb ends in a vowel + a consonant and if the last syllable is stressed, we double the consonant.
- plan → pla
- stop → sto
The present continuous tense is used to talk about an ongoing action that is happening now.