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RECAPITULARE FINALĂ - GRILE GRATUITE

Present Continuous

Present Tense Continuous.  Grammar box

AFFIRMATIVE : NEGATIVE: INTERROGATIVE:
S+TO BE+ V-ing S+TO BE+ NOT + V-ing TO BE+ S + V-ing?
Long form Short form
I am reading Im reading
You are reading You′re reading
He is reading He′s  reading
She is reading She′s reading
It is  reading It′s  reading
We are reading We′re reading
You are reading You′re reading
They are reading They′re reading
Long  form
 Short form
I am not  reading I′m not  reading
You are not  reading You aren′t  reading
He is  not  reading He isn′t  reading
She is not  reading She isn′t  reading
It is  not  reading It isn′t  reading
We are not  reading We aren′t  reading
You are not  reading You aren′t  reading
They are not  reading They aren′t  reading
Am I reading?
Are you reading?
Is  he reading ?
Is she reading ?
Is  it reading ?
Are we reading ?
Are you reading ?
Are they reading ?

RULE

EXAMPLE

Most verbs take –ing.

I go – he is going

Verbs ending in  -e,
drop the e and take–ing.
 

I dance- he is dancing.


But!

see – seeing
agree – agreeing
be – being


Verbs ending in one stressed vowel between two consonants
double the final consonant and take  –ing.

I run – he is running

But

prefer – preferring
(final stressed syllable)

I offer – offering

Verbs ending in –l
double the final consonant and take  –ing.  

I travel – he is travelling

Verbs ending in –ie
drop the –ie and take –y+-ing.

I lie – he is lying

1. ACTIONS HAPPENING NOW, AT THE MOMENT OF SPEAKING often with adverbs of such as:

nowI am going to work now.
at the momentI am speaking on the phone at the moment.
these daysThey are working for a new project these days.
at presentHe  is working in this department at present.
todayWe are driving  to work today.
tonightThey are having a party  tonight.
this week / month / yearI am going on holiday this week.
still.I am still working in Buzău.

2. TEMPORARY ACTIONS HAPPENING AROUND NOW,
but not at the actual moment of speaking


Mike is building a house.

3. WITH ALWAYS FOR ANNOYING ACTIONS
HAPPENING TOO OFTEN:

You are always interrupting me!

4. FIXED ARRANGEMENTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE:

He is flying to Germany in an hour.

5. WITH VERBS DESCRIBING CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT

It is getting worse.

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