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Present continuous tense
PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE
This tense is used to talk about an action taking place at the time of speaking. We can also use this tense to talk about actions taking place for a limited period of time which is not necessarily happening at the time of speaking about it.
For instance consider the following sentences:
aL Look! How beautifully Sachin Tendulkar is batting (action happening now!)
b I am reading with real interest the Bible these days ( action not actually happening now but something which will take place for a limited period of time)
The present continuous tense is formed by using am/are + the –ing form of the given verb.
For instance :
a I ______ ( read ) abook.
Answer. I am reading a book
They _________ ( play )now.
Answer. They are playing now
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