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Present continuous

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The present continuous tense is one of the continuous tenses in English. (Continuous tenses are: present continuous, past continuous, and future continuous.)

The present continuous (also called "present progressive") tense mainly describes actions that are in progress at the time of speaking.

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Affirmative sentences[change | change source]

Affirmative sentences in the present continuous are formed using verb be (am / is / are) + base verb-ing.

  • I am eating.
  • She is eating.
  • He is eating.
  • It is eating.
  • We are eating.
  • You are eating.
  • They are eating.

The short forms 'm, 's, 're can be used in informal situations and in speech.