We use the present perfect simple with action verbs to emphasise the completion of an event in the recent past we use the present perfect continuous to talk about ongoing events or activities which started at a time in the past and are still continuing up until now some verbs are not used very. We often use the present simple and present continuous in stories and jokes in informal spoken english to create the impression that events are happening now. The worksheets you will find in these sections include explanations and examples of the three aspects (simple, progressive, and perfect) of the past, present, and future english tenses on our verb tenses worksheets, practice involves filling in the blanks and rewriting sentences in the specified aspect and tense.
Difference between present perfect and present perfect continuous in this lesson, you will find a clear explanation of when and how to use the present perfect (i have done) and when to use the present perfect continuous (i have been doing. You can also discuss the fact that the present tense is used when talking about daily routines while the present continuous tense is used when talking about specific non-routine actions and future plans you can show when to use the present simple tense and when to use the present continuous tense 4 practice more phone conversations would be a. The past continuous (progressive) tense this page will present the present continuous: its form and its use you may also be interested by the past continuous the form of the present continuous tense. The present continuous of any verb is composed of two parts - the present tense of the verb to be + the present participle of the main verb (the form of the present participle is: base+ing, eg talking, playing, moving, smiling.
• present continuous, present simple, present simple vs present continuous these are 25 sentences where you should use the verbs given in brackets in proper tenses aimed at practising the difference between present simple and present continuous tenses. Past simple / present perfect (simple / continuous) past simple and present perfect the past simple is used to talk about completed actions at a particular point in the past, often with dates or times and words like yesterday, last and ago. To get technical about it, present is a tense, but continuous and progressive are grammatical aspects, not tenseswhereas tenses mark when an action happens, aspects give other temporal information, such as duration, completion, or frequency. Simple present present progressive infinitive (3rd person singular: infinitive + 's') i speak you speak he / she / it speaks we speak they speak form of 'be' and verb + ing. The present perfect continuous is made up of two elements: the present perfect of the verb 'to be' (have/has been), and the present participle of the main verb (base+ing) subject has/have been.
Present continuous or present simple we use the present continuous to talk about actions that are happening at the time of speaking to talk about things that are happening around a present time and etc. The present progressive tense indicates continuing action, something going on now this tense is formed with the helping to be verb, in the present tense, plus the present participle of the verb (with an -ing ending): i am buying all my family's christmas gifts early this year. You can w 1 check your grammar: true or false - present continuous are these sentences true or false 1 we use the present continuous for permanent states or situations.
Present simple or present continuous we use the present simple for habits and things that are always or usually true we use the present continuous for things happening 'now. We use the present simple to talk about general facts that are always true and permanent about the world: ten times ten makes one hundred (10 x 10 = 100) there is always a holiday on the last monday in august in the uk. Complete the sentences with the present simple or present continuous form of the verbs in brackets use contractions where possible. Using the present continuous to talk about the future the present continuous is used to talk about arrangements for events at a time later than now there is a suggestion that more than one person is aware of the event, and that some preparation has already happened eg. English corner menu different english tenses use the present simple or the present continuous form of the verbs in brackets a: hi, kate.
The simple present is used to make statements about events at a time later than now, when the statements are based on present facts, and when these facts are something fixed like a time-table, schedule, calendar. The simple present is used for permanent actions, to describe daily events, facts or as a narrative form for stories that take place in the present the present progressive is used for temporary actions and to describe what is happening at the moment of speaking. Learning about the tenses is going to help you or your students really get a solid hold on this difficult language, especially present simple and present continuous tenses even many native english speakers don't understand how to use tenses properly, or don't realize how many tenses there actually are.
In today's lesson we will be discussing the differences between the present simple and the present continuousit is a common mistake for english learners to mix these two tenses up, but after this lesson you will know when to use the correct tense. 1 use of the present progressive 11 actions happening at the moment of speaking peter is read ing a book now 12 fixed plans in the near future we are go ing to basel on saturday. Learn more english with the shepherd school of english this video is about how we use the present simple (i do) and the present progressive (i am doing) the video is available with captions.