What is Present Continuous Tense?
Present Continuous tense is a verb tense used to describe an action that is happening right now or in a given period of time. It is formed with the auxiliary verb “to be” in the present tense (am, is, are), followed by a verb ending in “-ing“.
- She is reading a book
- They are playing football
- I am wearing a blue shirt
The Present Continuous is often used to describe what is happening right now, or to describe actions that are happening in a given period of time. This makes it possible to show that the action is ongoing and not over.
It is very important to note that the present continuous is used in specific situations. For example, when we are talking about what is happening at the moment of speech or when we are talking about actions that are happening in the vicinity of the moment of speech.
- I’m currently working on a new project
The Present Continuous helps to show the continuity of actions by describing what is being conveyed at the present moment.