aka Present Continuous
The English present progressive emphasises the course or duration of an action. It expresses:
- actions taking place at the moment of speaking
- actions taking place only for a limited period of time
- actions planned for the future
Certain words typically signal the use of the present progressive:
- at the moment
- just now
- right now
- I am speaking at the moment.
- I am watching that Bond film tomorrow.
- Look! He's not watching TV.
- We're not leaving right now.
- Are you doing that now?
- Is she going university next year?