The Present Continuous

 

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The Present Continuous is used when the action is happening at the time of speaking. The action is not over, it’s not yet done, it’s still happening.

 We use the Present Continuous with this: Subject/Subjects + Be-Verb + Verb-ing

 Examples:

The cat is smelling the lobster.

The men are fixing the truck.

 The Present Continuous answers the question “What is/are Subject/Subjects doing?

 Examples:

A:What’s your dad doing right now?

B: He is playing golf.

A: What’s that noise? What’s happening?

B: The cats are fighting on the roof again.

In some cases, we use the Present Continuous to talk about things that started in the past and are still happening at the time of speaking, although they are not necessarily happening at the moment.

 Examples:

A:Where’s your sister?

B: She’s in France. She’s studying fashion designing. (My sister is not necessarily learning fashion designing now; maybe she’s eating  breakfast, maybe she’s taking a shower, etc., but, she started fashion designing at a point in the past, and that action is not yet over.)

We also use the Present Continuous when we talk about things that are happening around the time of speaking.

 Examples:

 A: Is Jack working this week?

B: Yes. He informed me about it last night.

Some examples of time expressions that are used with this pattern: today, this week, tonight, this month, this year

We use the Present Continuous when we talk about things that are changing at the time of speaking.

 Examples:

The population of Japan is declining.

Jack always studies English hard. His English skills are getting better.


JAPANESE TRANSLATION

By: Google Translate

 The Present Continuous

現在形は、しているときにアクションが発生しているときに使用されます。アクションはまだわっていません、まだわっていません、それはまだこっています。

 これで現在形使用します:主語/主語+動詞+動詞-ing

Examples:

The cat is smelling the lobster.

The men are fixing the truck.

 現在継続は、「サブジェクト/サブジェクトはをしているのですか?

Examples:

A:What’s your dad doing right now?

B: He is playing golf.


A: What’s that noise? What’s happening?

B: The cats are fighting on the roof again.

 場合によっては、現在形使用して、過去まり、している時点でまだこっていることについてしますが、現時点ではずしもこっているとはりません。

 Examples:

A:Where’s your sister?

 B: She’s in France. She’s studying fashion designing.

 ずしもファッションデザインをんでいるわけではありません。朝食べている、シャワびているなどの可能性がありますが、彼女過去のある時点でファッションデザインをめており、その行動はまだわっていません。)

 また、しているこっていることについてすときは、現在形使用します。

 Examples:

 A: Is Jack working this week?

B: Yes. He informed me about it last night.

このパターンで使用される時間式の例: today, this week, tonight, this month, this year

すときに変化していることについてすときは、現在形使用します。

Examples:

The population of Japan is declining.

Jack always studies English hard. His English skills are getting better.

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