MD. Shaiful Hasan
There are two sections in this Lecture.
1. Topic discussion
2. Exam on the described topic.
# Topic Discussion
The present continuous tense is used for actions happening now or for an action that is unfinished. This tense is also used when the action is temporary.
How to Form the Present Continuous Tense:
The present continuous tense is formed with the subject plus the present particle form (-ing) of the main verb and the present continuous tense of the verb to be: am, is, are.
Subject+ (am/is/are)+ Verb(Ing)
In this video, we mainly discuss the three main uses of the present continuous tense.
1. Present on-going work.
Ex. 1. I am teaching you right now / I am reading a book.
2. Near future plan.
Ex. I am going to start a business./ We are going to get married this year.
3. Fixed arrangement.
Ex. I am seeing you tomorrow = I have an appointment with you. / we are getting married on April 21.
Note: state verbs can’t generally be used in Continuous Tense.
Ex. I believe you.
More Uses of Present Continuous Tense
In addition to the above, the present continuous tense can be used to describe actions that are being repeated. Words like always, constantly and forever are used along with the verb. Examples of this use include:
Jack and Jill are always fighting.
She is constantly complaining about her sister.
Her mother is forever misplacing her keys.
Present continuous tense can be used when speaking about current trends. Examples of this use include:
Shopping online is growing in popularity nowadays.
The stocks are dropping constantly due to the economy.
Today, most people are using text messages instead of the phone.
Another use of this tense is when talking about a planned event in the future. Examples of this use include:
We are leaving for the beach tomorrow morning.
The kids are arriving at six o’clock.
She is speaking at the conference this evening.
When Not to Use Present Continuous Tense
There are certain verbs that cannot be used in the present continuous tense. The following verbs are non-continuous:
Communication: agree, promise, surprise
Feelings: like, love, hate
Senses: hear, see, smell, taste
Thinking: believe, know, understand
## Quiz Part:
1. They build a house next to mine.
They are building a house next to mine.
2. Look, it rains.
Look, it is raining.
3. I am thinking you are wrong.
I think you are wrong.
4. She is having a dog.
She has a dog.
5. They are having lunch.
6. My father is coming tomorrow.
This video will especially be helpful for the students of advanced grammar learning who are taking preparation for Admission test, GRE, GMAT, IELTS, and TOEFL. It may, however, be beneficial for the basic learners as well who are preparing themselves for the exam of JSC, SSC, and HSC.
For using the right form of verbs, first of all, we need to identify the context and time of an action be happened.
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