Verb tenses: present continuous


He is walking to work right now. - Ele está andando para o trabalho agora.

The Present continuous is used to express:

  • developing situations
  • actions that are currently taking place
  • future actions


  • The police are chasing the thief over the bridge.
  • The flight is leaving at 10am tomorrow morning.
Further learning
Description Author Language
5 ways to use the present continuous engVid
How to construct and when to use the present continuous. EF English


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