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Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate present continuous tense. 1. Shhhhh ! Be quiet! John (sleep) _is sleeping . 2. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) _is raining_. 3. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) _is always raining . 4. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say)_are saying_ because everybody (talk)_is talking so loudly. 5. Justin _(write, currently) a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished. 6. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight? Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go) to a movie tonight with some friends.

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Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate present continuous tense. 1. Shhhhh ! Be quiet! John (sleep) _is sleeping . 2. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) _is raining_. 3. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) is always raining . 4. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say)_are saying_ because everybody (talk) is talking_ so loudly. 5. Justin _is currently writing (write, currently) a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished. 6. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight? Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go) to a movie tonight with some friends.

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PRESENT CONTINUOUS

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate present continuous tense. 1. Shhhhh ! Be quiet! John (sleep) _is sleeping . 2. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) _is raining_. 3. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) is always raining . 4. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say)_are saying_ because everybody (talk) is talking_ so loudly. 5. Justin _is currently writing (write, currently) a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished. 6. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight? Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go) _am going_ to a movie tonight with some friends.

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Simple VERB continuous

Simple VERB continuous

PAST CONTINUOUS

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SIMPLE VERB CONTINUOUS

SIMPLE VERB CONTINUOUS

PAST CONTINUOUS

WAS with the personal pronouns I, he, she or it (or the singular forms of nouns.)

WERE with the personal pronouns you, we, they (or the plural form of nouns.)

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Uses of past continuous

Uses of past continuous

1. puts emphasis on the course of an action in the past.

He wAs playing football.

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