English Grammar – Present Progressive
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Form of Present Progressive
- P: He is speaking.
- N: He is not speaking.
- Q: Is he speaking?
Use of Present Progressive
Present Progressive is used for actions in the present and focusses on the course or duration of the action.
- Action taking place now
Being in the middle of doing something at the time of speaking.Examples:
Carla is preparing the briefing.
I am looking for Mister Miller’s phone number.
- Action taking place for a limited period of time only.
Actions that don't take place regularly, but only temporarily.Examples:
Mister Thomson is on sick leave, that's why I am doing his job.
Three temporary employees are helping out this month.
- Arranged future actions
Future actions that are already arranged (and maybe even jot down in a diary)Beispiele:
I am meeting Misses Walker at 5 pm.
Bob is doing overtime tomorrow.
Signal Words of Present Progressive
at the moment, just, just now, Listen!, Look!, now, right now
Changed: 10th Dec 2010 19:33