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Present Progressive
Present Progressive
What is it?
 When
we want to emphasize something is
happening right now, we use the present
progressive
 The
difference between present tense and
present progressive tense:
I walk to the house is present tense
I am walking to the house is present
progressive tense
How to form it…
 To
form the present progressive, we use
the present tense form of estar + a present
participle.
 The present participle is formed by
dropping the ending from a verb and
adding ando for AR verbs and iendo for
ER/IR verbs
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The ando and iendo is like adding “ing”
AR verb in action…
 Estoy
lavando la ropa
 Estás lavando la ropa
 Está lavando la ropa
 Estamos lavando la ropa
 Están lavando la ropa
ER verb in action…
 Estoy
comiendo la cena
 Estás comiendo la cena
 Está comiendo la cena
 Estamos comiendo la cena
 Están comiendo la cena
IR verb in action
 Estoy
escribiendo un libro
 Estás escribiendo un libro
 Está escribiendo un libro
 Estamos escribiendo un libro
 Están escribiendo un libro
The irregular
 Leer
Leer has irregular spelling in the present
participle…
• Leyendo
 Ex/ Estoy leyendo una novela
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