present progressive tense
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present continuous tense
We create the present continuous tense by using the present participle (-ing form) of the verb after the present-tense form of the auxiliary linking verb “be.”
Unlike the present simple tense, which is used to express things that are always the case or are at a fixed time in the future, we use the present continuous (also called the present progressive) tense to speak about actions that are currently happening, whether generally or at the exact moment of speech. It can also be used to describe actions or events that are planned for the future (but are not definitively fixed in time, such as a timetable).