We use the present continuous tense to talk about the present:
I’m studying right now.
My sister is sleeping.
They are watching a movie.
You can identify this use for these most common adverbials: Now, right now, at the moment and currently.
I’m working here for two weeks.
She is staying with a friend for a few days.
These days we are staying here.
You can identify this use for these most common adverbials: at the moment, these days and for a few days.
I’m going to USA next week.
We are meeting tonight.
He is coming this weekend.
You can identify this use for these most common adverbials: tonight, this weekend, next week, later.
Global warming is increasing.
The weather is improving.
I’m getting better at playing piano.
You can identify this use for these most common adverbials: little by little, gradually, increasing.
Subject + (is + verb in Ing) + ob/c
The cat is eating the food on the table.
Subject + (are/am + verb in Ing) + ob/c
The boys are studying phonetics.
I am reading a book for tomorrow’s class.
Subject (he, she, it) + is not/isn’t + verb in Ing +c
She is not sitting on the chair right now.
Subject + am not – are not/aren’t + verb in Ing + c
They are not listening to country music.
I am not playing attention to the doorbell.
Wh-q + is/are/am + subject + verb in Ing + c ?
What is she reading?
Who are they visiting this evening?
Is/are/am + subject + verb in Ing + c ?
Is she writing her essay?
Are they coming tonight?
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