Today is Spring Bank holiday in England. Here is a good exercise for you. Try and find out what is a bank holiday and why is there a Spring bank holiday. Well, I think that you know a lot about the Present tense. However, today I would like to do the present continuous tense.
We use the present continuous tense for things which are happening now, at the moment of speaking.
e.g. I am eating bread and butter now.
you do not say
I eat bread and butter now.
or. I am swimming every day. We say
I swim every day as it is something which I do every day.
We use the present continuous tense:
- for events taking place now.
- for temporary conditions.
Compare this to the simple present tense. We did this last week. Can you do a graph writing when you use each tense. Tomorrow I will give you a graph and you can compare your graph with mine. See you tomorrow. I am going to enjoy my bank holiday today. In fact there are other countries which are celebrating a holiday today. Enjoy yours whatever you are doing.