How to form:
I am + verb + ing I am playing.
he, she, it is + verb + ing The bird is singing.
you, we, they are + verb + ing We are dancing.
Shows an action which is happening when you are talking.
Key words: look, listen, now, at the moment, still, at present
When the verb ends in , it is dropped before adding the ING
When the ver bis written in consonant+vowel+consonant, double the last consonant.
ie → y
Examples: Look, Ann is running down the street.
She is sleeping now.
Listen, I'm talking to you!
It is used :
1. For an action happening at the moment of speaking.
2. For an action happening around the time of speaking not necessarily at the moment of speaking.
3. For planned actions taking place in the near future.