Present Progressive (or Continuous) for Situations that Are in Progress

English with a Smile

As you probably know, you can use present progressive for situations that are happening now.

Example: What am I doing now?

I am writing an article.

What are you doing right now?
You are reading this article.


You can also use present progressive when you’re not talking about this moment exactly, but about a certain period of time when something is happening. For instance you will use this tense when you describe an event that is taking place, or a development that is slowly happening. The event can happen this month, this summer, or this year.

Here are some examples:
1 The cost of housing is going up.

2 The student essays are improving.

3 Are the prices of mobile phones decreasing?

4 The prices of vegetables aren’t rising that much.

In all these examples, something is developing. In sentence 1, the prices are moving all the time.

In sentence…

View original post 263 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s