Tag: present-continuous

26 Why do native speakers use the present continuous tense when talking about people in a picture? Why not the past continuous tense? 2020-06-01T03:47:04.273

16 Can you use "understand" in progressive constructions? 2013-01-24T22:33:57.903

14 What is the difference between "I still use" vs "I am still using" in this sentence? 2018-10-09T14:30:28.203

12 Is "I >am having< a code which ... " acceptable? 2013-01-29T22:48:10.310

11 You look good vs You are looking good 2014-11-18T05:15:14.297

10 "My wife and I have been living here since we have been married." is the tense correct? 2014-09-24T14:08:07.437

10 "You can sleep while I drive" vs. "you can sleep while I am driving" 2020-06-11T11:35:27.833

8 What is the difference between "I am going home" and "I go home"? 2019-01-29T19:32:32.970

7 double linking verb "be" 2017-04-09T16:00:40.723

6 (How many years) have you been married?/studying English? 2013-12-12T06:01:45.530

6 How many years (have you studied)/(have you been studying) English? 2013-12-12T22:09:04.927

6 Are we having classes tomorrow? vs Do we have classes tomorrow? 2017-03-15T02:07:33.190

6 perceive as + verb ing 2017-04-08T13:24:00.993

6 What is the difference in meaning between "I think" and "I am thinking" in the sense of having an opinion? 2020-06-10T09:56:21.357

5 What is the proper use of the present progressive form, especially of "to have"? 2013-01-30T15:37:10.857

5 Can the Past Continuous be used for future events? 2013-06-22T09:55:44.850

5 Which one must I use "see/am seeing" and what is your reason? 2014-03-21T15:03:38.987

5 Confused with Present Continuous 2014-04-26T12:39:48.887

5 “the joy of not being sold anything” 2014-06-27T20:38:07.310

5 What's the difference between "has been living" and "has lived"? 2014-07-26T03:45:08.600

5 Is it possible to use 'present continuous' to give an instruction? 2014-12-10T13:44:33.773

5 Can I use "are being " + past participle? 2014-12-10T17:58:28.127

5 "I am wanting food"; Does it sound strange or not? 2016-03-16T14:19:17.560

5 "since" and the present progressive? 2017-08-04T16:11:44.530

5 "If you explained what you ___ trying to achieve, I would ..." 2017-11-23T17:53:34.097

5 Compare "Whenever I see Graham, he's wearing/wears a tracksuit." in meaning 2018-04-23T20:19:08.900

5 Is "You are influencing your negative behavior over me" grammatically well-formed and natural-sounding to native speakers? 2019-11-28T19:27:15.390

4 (In)completeness for perfect / perfect continuous tenses 2013-06-09T18:12:57.170

4 Passive voice or present continuous? 2013-09-06T18:22:13.760

4 Significance of inversion: 'Here comes Bob' vs 'Bob is coming here' 2014-04-13T05:15:55.623

4 Is there any special adjective like 'award-winning'? 2014-07-11T11:53:09.837

4 present progressive impossible with "when" 2014-12-25T10:53:29.427

4 Present continuous for repeated/ habitual actions 2015-03-17T17:05:45.330

4 Usage of progressive tense in "I'm making you all personally responsible for his deliverance" 2015-04-21T16:20:18.960

4 Present perfect with 'since' or 'for' 2015-05-01T14:56:34.270

4 Use of stative verbs in the progressive tense to express relatively long-lasting situations 2015-10-29T01:22:17.313

4 I am writing this letter or I write this letter 2015-11-16T14:16:34.643

4 Which tense is more appropriate in the following context? 2016-09-18T16:15:10.420

4 Why "present continuous tense" instead of "present simple" 2016-11-23T04:19:23.323

4 Should I use the present progressive tense or the present tense? 2017-01-18T10:25:48.170

4 Are you not planning going to the pub this evening 2017-04-19T12:28:18.227

4 Which is correct "The house is (being sold | selling)"? 2017-05-13T01:31:31.713

4 Why do you ask? Vs Why are you asking? 2017-06-07T05:57:17.817

4 I like it when it snows/it's snowing 2017-11-17T13:31:40.307

4 Decided and arranged: "He is being..." vs. "He will be in the office on Monday morning." 2017-11-18T22:16:58.990

4 Present Simple vs Present Continuous in "It happens because ice ____ (FLOAT) into the Atlantic Ocean." 2019-05-19T11:25:49.323

4 be picking up the phone 2020-07-13T02:37:42.893

3 "We plan" versus "we are planning" 2013-06-13T13:15:57.823

3 What does "it is being published" mean? 2014-03-02T11:04:21.500

3 present continuous vs present perfect continuous 2014-11-14T09:11:38.727

3 The simple present for future? 2014-11-22T12:53:17.067

3 "am + having" in one sentence 2014-12-11T05:33:29.710

3 Is it possible to use the present simple tense after the conjunction 'while'? 2014-12-11T10:57:19.240

3 The present progressive to talk about the future 2014-12-17T05:18:08.383

3 "while they wait" - why not "while they are waiting"? 2015-02-08T10:41:46.970

3 Are "I was understanding" and "I am understanding" grammatical? 2015-04-23T10:43:28.617

3 Present tense reported speech 2015-04-26T12:57:42.563

3 Simple vs continuous in the past tense and in the future tense 2015-05-21T20:56:42.367

3 I have always been pushing vs. I have always pushed? 2015-08-04T13:41:42.213

3 Is this continuous right? 2015-08-23T01:06:01.743

3 When he is not playing/when he doesn't play? 2016-08-28T22:07:13.390

3 Omitting "to be" in present continuous 2016-10-31T20:10:21.443

3 "I don't see" vs "I am not seeing him" 2016-11-02T20:08:06.193

3 How to use "Having to + VERB" 2016-11-10T21:35:51.470

3 All they do is 'get/getting' groceries 2017-01-08T05:18:25.127

3 Are "present continuous" and "be going to" interchangeable? 2017-01-21T17:59:36.483

3 Why is the 'present progressive' used when the purchase happened in the past? 2017-01-23T19:35:53.470

3 The age of the delegates was ranging 2017-06-03T10:45:21.717

3 Why not present continuous or "going to" for these events? 2017-06-18T10:30:30.637

3 is "I'm reading about ...." wrong? 2017-06-25T13:38:22.060

3 Correct use of "is having" 2017-12-18T08:05:06.297

3 "I am going" meaning "I am walking" 2018-03-22T04:14:41.483

3 "He IS / WILL BE running a marathon this Saturday" – difference in meaning 2018-05-12T06:06:35.447

3 I don't care if she says no 2018-06-27T17:25:24.343

3 WILL or continuous forms for habits - which is more common? 2018-09-07T20:34:30.883

3 Can Present Perfect Continuous and Present Continuous have the same meaning? 2019-01-05T13:12:27.400

3 Why the adverb "lately" is sometimes used with the present progressive? 2019-09-18T14:06:56.680

3 When should I use Present Simple or Present Continuous? 2020-02-12T12:16:22.223

2 "I try" versus "I am trying" when talking about an achievement 2013-04-06T09:15:35.400

2 Use of 'still' in present continuous tense 2013-05-17T06:39:55.980

2 Can 'at the moment' be so long as to read a novel? 2013-10-10T12:05:03.390

2 Can the use of the Past (Simple, Continuous) be ever considered correct with "in/for the past few+time" 2014-09-11T12:39:44.447

2 'seeing' in the progressive? 2014-09-28T14:14:26.753

2 Why do we use the "continuous" verb form here? 2014-11-18T14:33:47.670

2 Could you please help me figuring out what the difference is there in meaning between these two sentences? 2015-01-31T21:26:35.853

2 present progressive or not 2015-02-01T07:08:56.180

2 Present Continuous vs.Present Simple (Passive Voice) 2015-02-02T18:43:02.417

2 simple form vs continuous form 2015-03-11T14:29:36.477

2 Meaning of "for a month" in this context? 2015-03-18T06:00:04.807

2 "To insist that people do things or do not do things" with the present progressive 2015-03-19T17:28:06.180

2 future tense (which sentence is correct?) 2015-04-12T02:26:54.720

2 Is it allowed to use stative verbs in their progressive form? 2015-05-10T20:11:01.330

2 Present Simple vs Present Progressive 2015-08-03T00:51:15.950

2 Present participle + being usage. Is it ok? 2015-09-08T17:59:54.693

2 >He has/is having a mill in this town 2015-10-05T05:23:51.457

2 present continuous for a fixed event 2015-10-10T15:04:48.820

2 Use of "I'm loving" 2015-11-21T15:21:31.560

2 Present Simple/Continuous 2016-01-24T15:07:01.693

2 I wait for Vs I'm waiting for 2016-02-13T10:07:37.277