Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Continuous - Usages

 

The two most common usages for the present continuous tense as it relates to speaking about things in the present. We have actions in progress at the time of speaking, specifically right when it's being said. So I can say ?I am teaching right now.? However, we also have actions in progress around the time of speaking. ?I'm reading a good book.? Now, of course I'm not reading a book just now but I started reading a book in the past I am reading it perhaps today sometime and I'll finish reading the book at some point in the future. Again, I'm not doing it just now but around the time of speaking.


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It was wonderful to go back to the grammar i did when i was at school,however a lot of the things we covered in unit 2 was not on the curriculum at my school.This just goes to show one is never to old to learn.I really enjoyed unit 2 One of the things that was new to me was Gerunds is the ing form of a verb i did not know that and im happy that i do now.This unit has reminded me of the present tenses in grammar and how each tense is used. This was a good refresher because it detailed the differences between each subtense and explained each subtense in a way that was very easy to understand. I feel more confident in my knowledge of these subtenses and how to use them and teach them to non-native speakers.


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