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Lesson 37 - Doing - Exercise 1
Present Continuous (or Present Progressive) Grammar Basics and 2 Questions
Watch the video. Learn the grammar. Type the answers!
What's the jogger doing? Type your answer.
What's the shopkeeper doing?
He's closing up shop.
He's crossing the road.
Grammar: amorisor are + (verb)ing
Examples: They arerunning. I amtyping. He isclosing his shop.
Spelling - Three possibilites: 1 - For verbs ending with a vowel+consonant ("un" in "running", for example):double the consonant, then add ing
Examples: run - running jog - jogging pop - popping
2 - Verb ending with an e:Remove "e", add ing : close - closingdance - dancingsmile - smiling 3 - For all the others, just add "ing": cross - crossing read - reading paint - painting
________________________ Note the uses:
1) for something happening now. All of the videos in this lesson use the Present Continuous this way. 2) the near future (Example: I'm going to Europe next month). 3) for long actions in progress (Example: He's studying to become a doctor).
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