Here are some student writing examples of present continuous highlighted with details:
PELIC Chinese female level 2 writing class
PELIC Korean female level 3 writing class
I am always falling over one of his toy cars or trucks.
PELIC Arabic male level 3 writing class
There are at least 30 points to do with the present continuous in the English Grammar Profile. Half of those are easily distinguished formally, but many others are not. The usage aspect is too difficult to search for as it requires large amounts of manual interpretation. Still, we have decided at English Grammar Pro to define ‘increasing range’ as A2 and B1 verbs, and ‘wide range’ as B2+ and academic verbs. We won’t look for examples of every point on this page because most of these points are already covered elsewhere.
Point 46 in the category of FUTURE at B2 is defined as:
present continuous with a wide range of verbs to talk about future arrangements.
Point 35 at B1 is the same except:
increasing range of verbs to talk about future arrangements.
A2 point 13
a limited range of verbs to talk about future arrangements.
A2 point 5 in NEGATION is defined:
negative statements of main verbs in the present continuous and present perfect with ‘be’ and ‘have’ + ‘not/n’t’.
A2 point 8 in the category of PRESENT continuous:
limited range of verbs – about temporary situations.
A2 point 13
increasing range of verbs to talk about situations and events in progress
A2 point 17
limited range of adverbs of indefinite frequency, often to talk about surprising or undesirable situations or events
A2 point 18
‘wh-‘ questions, especially in the context of letters and emails.
A1 point 3 in the category of VERBS:
the auxiliary verb ‘be’. present continuous
When we inspected the most frequent (top one hundred) verbs in the ‘BE + Verbing’ phrase that are A2 and above, they don’t seem to obviously suggest future arrangements. Therefore, if we really want to find arrangements we must search for something like future time markers and possibly superficially. For example: ‘tomorrow’.
_vb* _v?g* tomorrow
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These are the 100 most frequent Lemmas found with
_vb* _v?g* on iWeb corpus. Not all of them are present continuous, because ‘BE’ can introduce non-finitive -ING clauses/gerunds.
Now when we put them through text inspector we can get some general level of range for them.
add, become, bring, build, call, follow, grow, happen, hold, hope, keep, lose, move, offer, plan, prepare, push, receive, sell, serve, share, spend, stand, try, turn
act, consider, create, develop, expect, experience, fight, lead, operate, perform, provide, search, wonder
cause, deal, host, seek, struggle, suffer
*Note that vocabulary has many senses:
Someone searched for:
I am + verb-ING
and I think this page is the one they were looking for.