Present Continuous (or Present Progressive) Grammar Basics and 2 Questions
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), and 3) for long actions in progress (Example: He's studying to become a doctor).