Present versus present continuous tense
- Use present for factual, customary, habitual activity.
- Use present continuous for present, ongoing, temporary activity.
- Uses “to be” + verbs that end in “-ing.”
Present: Present continuous:
1. I work at BART. 1. I am working at BART.
2. Monica updates her department’s 2. Monica is updating her department’s intranet site. (regularly) intranet site. (now)
3. SP sends requests (regularly). 3. SP is sending several requests today.
4. He follows the required procedure. 4. He is following the required procedure. (for all products, habitually) (for this product)