Remember there are two ways of expressing present actions in English, here is a quick reminder of how to form them and how to use them properly.
it is used to express:
- Mr and Mrs Trent live in Oxford
- This house belongs to my grandmother
- The sun rises in the East
- I don’t agree with you but I respect your thoughts
- He usually walks to school
- This cake smells good and is delicious
- She does not know your new CEO
- What time does the museum open?
Notice that the verbs in the present simple, third person singular always want an “S” at the end. Don’t forget, this is very important!
It is formed with the present simple of the verb “To Be” and the base form + the -ing ending (or Gerund) of the main verb expressing the action. It is used to express:
Actions in Progress
Is Jane talking on the phone?
Eleonor is studying her lesson over and over
We are learning to use a new software
I am covering for a colleague at work this month