Presente Continuo

Presente Continuo construcción: be + verbo + –ing

Verbo ejemplar: live

I am living  We are living
You are living  You (guys) are living
He/she/it is living  They are living

Se usa el Presente Continuo para hablar sobre situaciones que se están occurriedno en el momento presente

  • Are you running?
  • My children are crying because they lost their toys.
  • They are cleaning our house.
  • Is she updating the system?
  • She is making some orange juice.
  • Scott, why aren’t you working?
  • I think that my colleagues are doing an excellent job.

Se emplea el Presente Continuo cuando hablamos sobre un futuro cercano

  • He’s meeting with his friend tomorrow evening.
  • am meeting here on Friday.
  • Frankie is going on a date tonight. He’s very excited.
  • Our flight is leaving very soon. We need to rush.
  • Why aren’t you coming tonight?
  • She’s heading to my office as we speak.
  • I’m seeing a friend next weekend.

Utilizamos el Presente Continuo para hablar de situaciones que se están desarrollando y cambiando

  • You’re getting stronger and stronger the more you go to the gym.
  • Finally, the sky is becoming blue.
  • I get the feeling the temperatures are rising every year.
  • Computers are getting less and less expensive every year.
  • Do you think the education levels are rising?
  • Which companies are improving?

Se utiliza el Presente Continuo y el Presente Simple para hablar sobre situaciones temporales o permanentes

  • I’m studying.
  • Danny is working in Madrid.
  • I can’t believe you’re still living at home!

Podemos usar el Presente Continuo y Presente Simple para hablar sobre sentimientos

  • She is feeling rather sick. / She feels rather sick.
  • His chin is aching. /  His chin aches
  • My knee is hurting. / My knee hurts
  • My back is itching from those damn mosquitoes. / My back itches from those damn mosquitoes.

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