Progressive Tense of Spanish (Slide 1)

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What is the formula for forming the present progressive tense in Spanish?

estar + present participle (-ando/-iendo)

How is the present participle of a verb changed in Spanish using the endings -ando and -iendo?

The present participle ends in -ando for -ar verbs and -iendo for both -er and -ir verbs.

Give an example of a sentence using the present participle ending -ando in Spanish.

Juan está estudiando (John is studying)

When would you use the present participle form 'ando' of the verb 'ir' in Spanish?

'Ando' is used to express ongoing actions or activities.

What is the main formula for forming the present progressive tense in Spanish?

estar + present participle (-ando/-iendo)

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the present participle in Spanish?

Equivalent to an English verb ending in -ed

When using the present participle ending -ando in Spanish, which verb is commonly combined with the verb 'estar'?

Ser

How would you say 'John is studying' in Spanish using the present progressive construction?

Juan está estudiando

Which verb form is 'estudiando' an example of in Spanish?

Gerund

In Spanish, what does 'iendo' mainly indicate when used as a verb ending?

Present continuous tense

Learn about the formation and usage of the progressive tense in Spanish. Understand how to use conjugated forms of 'estar' followed by present participles to express ongoing actions. Explore the formula for the present progressive tense.

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