english grammar

english grammar

English Grammar - Using Continuous Verbs

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A free online English lesson from Oxford Online English. You can see the full lesson (with the text and exercises) here: http://www.oxfordonlineenglish.com/video-lesson-continuous-verbs In this lesson, you’ll see how to use continuous verb forms in English. What is a continuous form? A continuous verb form is made with be + a verb with ‘-ing’ on the end. Here are some examples of continuous forms: He’s reading a book on the balcony We were talking about her when she came in Have you been waiting long? All of these forms are continuous, but are they the same? No, they aren’t—there are many different continuous forms: present, past, perfect, future and so on. However, continuous forms do have similar meanings, and can be used to express similar ideas. In this lesson, we’ll talk about the different meanings of continuous forms, and how you can use them to express your ideas in English.