Present Simple Continuous 1
Post on 09-Jan-2016
PRESENT CONTINUOUSStudy this example situation:
Sarah is in his car. She is in her way to work.She is driving to work.This means: she is driving now, at the time of speaking.The action is not finished
I am doing something: Im in the middle of something; Ive started doing something and I havent finished yet.
Please dont make so much noise. Im trying to study. (Not I try to study)
AFFIRMATIVENEGATIVEINTERROGATIVEP + VTOBE + Ving +P+VTOBE+NOT+Ving VTOBE+P+Ving+.?I am watching T.V.I am not watching T.V.Are you watching T.V.?
Look at this example:
Steven is not reading the book at the moment of speaking.He means he has started it, but has not finished yet.He is in the middle of reading it.
Steven is talking to a friend on the phone. He says: Im reading a very good book at the moment. Its about a man who.
You can use the present continuous with today / this week / this year etc. (periods around now)You are working really hard today.
We use the present continuous when we talk about changes happening around now, especially with these verbs: get, change, become, increase, rise, fall, grow, improve, begin, start.The population of the world is increasing very fast.
SIMPLE PRESENTStudy this example situation
Drive(s), work(s), do(s) is the simple present.
We use the simple present to talk about things in general. We use it to say something happens all the time or repeatedly, or that something is true in general.Nurses look after patients in hospitals.I usually go away at weekends.The Earth goes round the sun.The caf opens at 7.30 in the morning.
AFFIRMATIVEI YOU-WE-THEYHE-SHE-ITP + VERB + .P+VERBs+ .I LIVE IN SANTIAGOPAULA LIVES IN SANTIAGO.
We use do/does to make questions and negative sentences.
I come from Canada. Where do you come from?Rice doesnt grow in cold climates.
INTERROGATIVENEGATIVEDO: I YOU, WE, THEYDONT: I, YOU, WE, THEYDOES: HE, SHE, ITDOESNT: HE, SHE, IT
The use simple present to say how often we do things:I always go to bed at 23.00
Something we do things by saying something. For example, when you promise to do something you can say I promise; when you suggest something you can say I suggest.I promise I wont be lateHe suggests me to read that book.
PRESENT CONTINUOUS vs. PRESENTE SIMPLE.CONTINUOUSWe use the continuous for things happening at or around the time of speaking. The action is not complete.The water is boiling. Can you turn it off?
SIMPLEWe use the simple for things in general or things that happen repeatedly.Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius