Present simple vs present continuos
A ver si por fín puedo entender bien cuando se utiliza uno y otro, pues todavía no lo tengo claro.
I live here.
I'm living here.
I eat an apple.
I'm eating an apple.
¿Alquien me puede explicar cuando se usa uno y otro por regla general?
Se utiliza "I am" cuando algo está occuriendo ahora pero tal vez no sea permanente o algo habitual. Por ejemplo,
I eat an apple every day. Como una manzana cada día.
I am eating an apple. Estoy comiendo una manzana ahora mismo.
I live in Ohio. Vivo en Ohio. Vivo en Ohio, he vivido en Ohio y pienso seguir viviendo en Ohio.
I am living in Ohio. Estoy viviendo en Ohio pero solo mientras asisto a la U.
Espero que eso te ayude. Cuando utilizas presente simple significa que algo ocurre mucho o es regular.
I like tacos.
I run five miles every day.
I go to school at Harvard.
Otros ejemplos del presente progresivo serían:
I am running in a race.
I am thinking about my wife. vs. I think about my wife every day.
I am going to school (I am walking to school right now.)
I go to school on foot. (Every day I walk to school vs. I am walking to school this one time.)
Espero que entiendas un poco mejor. Si tienes otras preguntas no hay problema. :-D
Simple present: a habitual action: I leave my house in the morning. I work every day; She teaches English.
Also can be a universal truth: the sun rises; the baby cries;
Or even a scheduled event: (it is in the morning and you say to someone) the meeting is 5pm., it was planned for sure.
The third person: the verb takes s/es.
The interrogative/negative: auxiliar: do/does (except for the verb be which is a main/aux verb).
Present continuous: the action started in the past, keep during your conversation and maybe a little while in the future. E.g.: you are talking to someone else and then you say: I am reading a nice book. You started it maybe few days ago but you are still doing it and didn't finished yet. It is formed by sub + be + verb<ing>.
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