Present Continuous Tense

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We often use the Present Continuous tense in English. It is very different from the Present Simple tense, both in structure and in use.

In this lesson we look at the structure and use of the Present Continuous tense, as well as some spelling issues, followed by a quiz to check your understanding:

Structure: how do we make the Present Continuous?

Use: how do we use the Present Continuous?

Spelling with -ing verb forms

Present Continuous quiz

Note that continuous tenses are also called progressive tenses. So the Present Continuous tense is sometimes called the Present Progressive tense.