You said that "French has no present continuous tense" so what about "être en train de"?

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You said that "French has no present continuous tense" so what about "être en train de"?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Well, "être en train de..." isn't a tense per se. Rather, it is a construction whose use parallels the present continuous tense in English. But simple present tense in French can also be translated as present continuous in English, depending on circumstances.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

You said that "French has no present continuous tense" so what about "être en train de"?

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