Present Simple and Present Continuous

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Present Simple and Present Continuous by Mind Map: Present Simple and Present Continuous

1. Form: To form the present continuous we use the auxiliary verb "to be" and the verb + ing

2. Affirmative Sentences Subject + auxiliary verb (to be) + verb + ing. I’m talking

2.1. Negative Sentences Sujeto + verbo auxiliar (to be) + auxiliar negativo (not) + verbo+ing He’s not [He isn’t] eating

2.1.1. Interrogative Sentences (Interrogative phrases) Auxiliary verb (to be) + subject + verb + ing? Is it raining?

3. Structure

4. Interrogative Sentences Auxiliary verb (to do) + subject + main verb? Do you talk?

5. Negative Sentences Subject + auxiliary verb (to do) + negative auxiliary ("not") + verb He does not [doesn’t] eat.

6. Affirmative Sentences Subject + verb : I go shopping with my friends

7. Form: To conjugate the present simple we use the infinitive for the subjects "I", "you", "we" and "they" and for the third persons "he", "she" and "it", we add a "-s" to the end of the verb.

8. The simple present is used to indicate actions that are habitual or actions that occur but not necessarily at the moment of speaking

9. Structure

10. The present continuous is a verbal tense that indicates an action that is occurring at the moment in which it is spoken. It is quite similar to, for example, 'eating', 'walking', 'saying', etc. In colloquial English it also means something that is going to happen very soon