Here are the different usages of this tense:
Make sure you also read:Examples of Typical Time Expressions
(The verbs are
The boy is running.
The phone is ringing.
They are talking.
This month they are practicing for a contest.
He is working in an office.
He is studying a lot these days.
They are fighting for their country.
Tomorrow he is returning home.
She is meeting her friends tonight.
He is starting a new job in the morning.
She is traveling to Paris this afternoon.
She is always making a mess!
He is always causing trouble.
This guy is always smoking!
|Now||The present time period||Near future||Annoying
|now||these days||this afternoon||always|
|this moment||this week||next week|
|this month||on Sunday|
|this year||after dinner|
Now the children are at school. Amy is sewing. She is practicing. She is sitting on a bench. She is sitting near Timmy.
Timmy is at school too. Timmy is studying. He is sitting behind his desk. He wishes he could play with the other children.
John and Susan are also at school. They are playing outside. They are picking flowers for their teacher. John is carrying his hat. Susan is wearing a bonnet.
At this moment, Sarah is walking by the door. She is helping the teacher. She is carrying textbooks to the shelf.
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