El presente continuo

El presente continuo también se conoce como el presente progresivo. En este curso lo llamaremos el presente continuo.

Oraciones afirmativas en el presente continuo

Para formar el presente continuo, usamos el verbo "be" como verbo auxiliar, y agregamos "ing" al verbo principal.

Present Simple Present Continuous
I walk.
Yo camino.
I am walking.
Estoy caminando.
He sleeps.
Él duerme.
He is sleeping.
Él está durmiendo.
She eats.
Ella come.
She is eating.
Ella está comiendo.
It talks.
Habla.
It is talking.
Está hablando.
You work.
Trabajas.
You are working.
Estás trabajando.
We think.
Pensamos.
We are thinking.
Estamos pensando.
They drink.
Ellos beben.
They are drinking.
Ellos están bebiendo.

Podemos usar las contracciones de "be" también:

  • I am walking.
    I'm walking.
  • He is sleeping.
    He's sleeping.
  • She is eating.
    She's eating.
  • It is talking.
    It's talking.
  • You are working.
    You're working.
  • We are thinking.
    We're thinking.
  • They are drinking.
    They're drinking.

Oraciones negativas en el presente continuo

Añadimos "not" para convertir la oración en negativo, igual que como aprendiste con el verbo "be":

  • I am walking.
    I am not walking.
    I'm not walking.
  • He is sleeping.
    He is not sleeping.
    He's not sleeping.
    He isn't sleeping.
  • She is eating.
    She is not eating.
    She's not eating.
    She isn't eating.
  • It is talking.
    It is not talking.
    It's not talking.
    It isn't talking.
  • You are working.
    You are not working.
    You're not working.
    You aren't working.
  • We are thinking.
    We are not thinking.
    We're not thinking.
    We aren't thinking.
  • They are drinking.
    They are not drinking.
    They're not drinking.
    They aren't drinking.

Preguntas en el presente continuo

Para formar preguntas, pon el verbo "be" delante del sujeto:

  • I am walking.
    Am I walking?
  • He is sleeping.
    Is he sleeping?
  • She is eating.
    Is she eating?
  • It is talking.
    Is it talking?
  • You are working.
    Are you working?
  • We are thinking.
    Are we thinking?
  • They are drinking.
    Are they drinking?

¿Cuándo se usa el presente continuo?

El presente continuo tiene dos usos principales.

  1. Se usa cuando hablamos de lo que actualmente estamos haciendo, igual que en español.
  2. Se usa para hablar del futuro. Aprenderemos más sobre esto en la siguiente lección.
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