Both Spanish and English use the present progressive, which

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Both Spanish and English use
the present progressive, which consists of
the present tense of the verb to be and the
present participle of another verb (the -ing form
in English).
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u  Form
the present progressive with the present
tense of estar and a present participle.
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u  The
present participle of regular -ar, -er, and
-ir verbs is formed as follows:
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u  ¡Atención!
When the stem of an -er or -ir
verb ends in a vowel, the present participle
ends in -yendo.
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u  Ir,
poder, and venir have irregular present
participles (yendo, pudiendo, viniendo).
Several other verbs have irregular present
participles that you will need to learn.
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u  -Ir
stem-changing verbs have a stem change
in the present participle.
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5.2-8
Create complete sentences by putting the verbs in the present progressive. The first
item has been done for you.
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Mis amigos están descansando en la playa.
mis amigos / descansar en la playa _______________________________________
nosotros / practicar deportes ____________________
Carmen / comer en casa ____________________
nuestro equipo / ganar el partido ____________________
yo / leer el periódico ____________________
él / pensar comprar una bicicleta ____________________
ustedes / jugar a las cartas ____________________
José y Francisco / dormir ____________________
Marisa / leer correo electrónico ____________________
yo / preparar sándwiches ____________________
Carlos / tomar fotos ____________________
¿dormir / tú? ____________________
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