Unit 2 – I am doing
Vidéos pour l’unité 2 de votre livre, Free English Grammar.
He is reading a book
They are running
The sun is shining
The verb ‘to be’ can be used as an auxiliary verb before other verbs. The verb that follows always has the ending ‘-ing’.
‘to be’ represents a present state, so when it’s followed by a verb (-ing) it refers to a present activity.
I’m a teacher, but I’m not teaching now, I’m preparing a lesson
Janet is wearing a pretty dress today
Take an umbrella, it’s raining
Note the following spelling changes:
write writing run running lie lying sit sitting
come coming swim swimming dance dancing
Place ‘not’ after the auxiliary:
Change the order of words:
Some verbs are not usually used in the present progressive. Often, these verbs don’t describe physical actions:
The state verb ‘to be’ is sometimes used in the present progressive:
Ignore him – he’s just being silly
They said they can’t help us, but I think they’re being difficult.