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The Present Progressive Tense. Page 308 Realidades 1. Present Progressive. We use the present tense to talk about an action that always or often takes place or that is happening now. Present Progressive. Ellos comen ensaladas. They eat salads . They are eating salads.

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The present progressive tense

The Present Progressive Tense

Page 308

Realidades 1


Present progressive
Present Progressive

  • We use the present tense to talk about an action that always or often takes place or that is happening now.


Present progressive1
Present Progressive

  • Ellos comen ensaladas.

  • They eat salads.

  • They are eating salads.


Present progressive2
Present Progressive

  • We use the present progressive tense when we want to emphasize that something is happening right now.


Present progressive3
Present Progressive

  • Ellos están comiendo ensaladas.

  • They are eating salads. (right now)


Present progressive4
Present Progressive

están comiendo

Present

tense form

of “estar”

Present

participle


Present progressive5
Present Progressive

comiendo

-er present

participle

ending

Stem of

comer


Present progressive6
Present Progressive

  • To make the present participle,

  • Use the endings:

  • iendo for -er / -ir verbs

  • ando for -ar verbs


Present progressive7
Present Progressive

  • Let’s do an -AR verb in the present progressive.


To dance

I am dancing

You are dancing

He, She, It is dancing

We are dancing

They are dancing

TO DANCE


Bailar

Estoy bailando

Estás bailando

Está bailando

Estamos bailando

Están bailando

BAILAR


To eat

I am eating

You are eating

He, She, It is eating

We are eating

They are eating

TO EAT


Comer

Estoy comiendo

Estás comiendo

Está comiendo

Estamos comiendo

Están comiendo

COMER


To write

I am writing

You are writing

He, She, It is writing

We are writing

They are writing

TO WRITE


Escribir

Estoy escribiendo

Estás escribiendo

Está escribiendo

Estamos escribiendo

Están escribiendo

ESCRIBIR