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Grammar Challenge
 

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- Practice quiz 1

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- Practice quiz 2

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- Use the grammar
Grammar challenger Bilal from Syria

Present continuous
The present continuous is a verb form which we use to talk about things that are happening at the moment of speaking and for things that are happening around now.

For example:

At the moment I'm typing this text on the computer.
(This is happening at this exact moment)

At the moment I'm reading a very interesting book about the history of diving.
(I'm not reading it at this exact moment but it is something that I am doing around this period of time)

Today we challenge Bilal from Syria to form correct sentences using this grammar.

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Positive

Subject

to be

present participle
I
am
'm
living in Birmingham
studying at university
waiting for a train
You
We
They
are
're
He
She
It
is
's


Negative

Subject

to be

present participle
I
am not
'm not
smoking these days
working
very hard at the moment
answering
the phone today
You
We
They
are not
aren't
He
She
It
is not
isn't



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