The Present
Progressive
Tense
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Realidades 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.
TO DANCE
I am dancing
We are dancing
You are dancing
He, She, It is
dancing
They are
dancing
BAILAR
Estoy bailando Estamos bailando
Estás bailando
Está bailando
Están bailando
TO EAT
I am eating
We are eating
You are eating
He, She, It is
eating
They are eating
COMER
Estoy comiendo Estamos comiendo
Estás comiendo
Está comiendo Están comiendo
TO WRITE
I am writing
We are writing
You are writing
He, She, It is
writing
They are writing
ESCRIBIR
Estoy
escribiendo
Estás
escribiendo
Está
escribiendo
Estamos
escribiendo
Están escribiendo
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
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Realidades 2
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
 Do
you remember your regular
present progressive forms?
 To say that something is
happening right now, use the
present tense forms of estar +
the present participle
(-ando or -iendo)
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
 doblar
> doblando
 Ella está doblando a la izquierda
 aprender > aprendiendo
 Estamos aprendiendo a manejar.
 escribir > esciribiendo
 Están escribiendo una carta.
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
 Some
verbs have irregular
present participle forms.
 To form the present participle of
-ir stem-changing verbs, the e in
the infinitive form changes to i,
and the o in the infinitive form
changes to u.
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
Decir
Pedir
Repetir
Seguir
Servir
Vestir
Dormir
Diciendo
Pidiendo
Repitiendo
Siguiendo
Sirviendo
Vistiendo
Durmiendo
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
 In
the following -er verbs, the
i of -iendo changes to y.
 creer: creyendo
 leer: leyendo
 traer: trayendo
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
 When
you use pronouns with
the present progressive, you
can put them before the
conjugated form of estar or
attach them to the present
participle.
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
 Notice
that if a pronoun is
attached to the present
participle, an accent mark is
needed.
 Write the accent mark over the
vowel that is normally stressed
in the present tense.
Present Progressive:
Irregular Forms
 ¿Están
Uds. esperando el
autobús?
 Sí, lo estamos esperando.
 Or
 Sí, estamos esperándolo.
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