The present continuous tense is formed with to be (is/am/are) and verb-ing. We use it to talk about:
A. The on-going or progressing event in the present or happening at the moment of speaking. Examples:
- I’m just leaving work. I’ll be home in an hour.
Please be quiet. The children are sleeping
B. For something which we think is temporary:
- Fatih is at university. He’s studying literature.
I’m working in UGM for the next two weeks.
C. For something which is new and contrasts with a previous state:
- These days most people are using WA or LINE instead of writing letters.
- Many youngsters nowadays are expressing their thought with Vlog
D. Showing that something is changing or developing:
- The children are growing quickly.
- The climate is changing rapidly.
- Your English is improving.
E. We use the present continuous tense to talk about the future
- Mary is going to a new school next term.
- What are you doing next week?
She, He, It, Ali ——> is + Ving
They, We, You ——> are + Ving
I —————–> am + Ving