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Present Progressive Notes
Present
Progressive
Avancemos 1
8.1
Present Progressive
We use the present tense
to talk about an action that
always or often takes
place or that is happening
now.
Present Progressive
Ellos comen ensaladas.
They eat salads.
They are eating salads.
Present Progressive
We use the present
progressive tense when
we want to emphasize that
something is happening
right now.
Present Progressive
Ellos están comiendo
ensaladas.
They are eating salads.
(right now)
Present Progressive
están comiendo
Present
tense form
of “estar”
Present
participle
Present Progressive
comiendo
Stem of
comer
-er present
participle
ending
Present Progressive
To make the present
participle,
Use the endings:
iendo for -er / -ir verbs
ando for -ar verbs
Present Progressive
Let’s do an -AR verb in
the present progressive.
BAILAR
Estoy bailando
I am dancing
Estás bailando
You are dancing
Está bailando
He, She, It is
dancing
Estamos bailando
We are dancing
Estáis bailando
You all are dancing
Están bailando
They are dancing
COMER
Estoy comiendo
I am eating
Estás comiendo
You are eating
Está comiendo
He, She, It is
eating
Estamos comiendo
We are eating
Estáis comiendo
You all are eating
Están comiendo
They are eating
ESCRIBIR
Estoy escribiendo Estamos escribiendo
We are writing
Estás escribiendo Estáis escribiendo
You are writing
You all are writing
Está escribiendo Están escribiendo
He, She, It is
They are writing
I am writing
writing
Present Progressive
Ahora me estoy afeitándo.
Now I am having fun.
Lo está haciendo ahora.
He/she is doing it now.
Present Progressive
Reflexive or object
pronouns (direct & indirect)
can be placed before the
form of estar, or they can
be attached to the end of
the present participle.
Present Progressive
If they are attached to the
present participle, a
written accent is needed.
Present Progressive
Ahora estoy afeitándome.
Está haciéndolo ahora.
Present Progressive
Some verbs have a stem
change (o > u) or (e > i) in
the present participle form.
DORMIR
• Present
Participle…..durmiendo
• Juan todavía está
durmiendo.
SERVIR
• Present
Progressive…..sirviendo
• El camarero está
sirviendo la comida.
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
In the following -er verbs, the
i of -iendo changes to y.
creer: creyendo
leer: leyendo
traer: trayendo
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