Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Continuous - Usages

 

The two most common usages for the present continuous tense as it relates to speaking about things in the present. We have actions in progress at the time of speaking, specifically right when it's being said. So I can say ?I am teaching right now.? However, we also have actions in progress around the time of speaking. ?I'm reading a good book.? Now, of course I'm not reading a book just now but I started reading a book in the past I am reading it perhaps today sometime and I'll finish reading the book at some point in the future. Again, I'm not doing it just now but around the time of speaking.


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I agree that the past tense, as mentioned in the unit, is not very different from the present tense when it comes to the system and structure except for the fact that it's principal function is to place an action or situation in the 'past time'. It has become clearer to me now that i have a better understanding of the different usages or the different forms of the past tense.Learning about different theories, methods and techniques is of great importance in the teaching field because this variety that exits among them helps us determine what to implement in a class and why. I truly believe that teachers need to plan their classes abased on their students' needs and this is possible if we research on the pedagogical options that we have available.

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