This tense is a combination of present continuous and present perfect. The perfect part is because there is a link between the past and the present and the continuous part indicates that the action continues for some time. If you haven't studied the other present tenses yet, you can find them here. Or click "read more" to learn about the present perfect continuous.
This is one of the most problematic tenses in English. Basically, it is used when there is some connection between the past and the present. Something happened in the past and is relevant now or it started in the past and is still true now. Keep reading to learn more.
November gets its name from the Latin word for nine as it used to be the ninth month of the year. After changing the clocks at the end of October, we have a bit more light in the mornings in November but it gets dark very early in the evening. Sunset is between 4 and 5 o’clock in the afternoon. The weather starts to get chilly and some days are windy or rainy. There is even a chance of snow and ice. The leaves turn brown and fall off the trees. Some animals, for example, bats and hedgehogs, go into a deep sleep for the winter in order to save energy. This is called hibernation.
We change the clocks at the end of October so we have more light in the mornings but it gets dark very early, between 4 and 5 o’clock. The weather starts to get colder and the leaves fall off the trees. Some animals, for example bats and hedgehogs, go to sleep for the winter. This is called hibernation.
This tense is mostly used to talk about now but, confusingly, it can also be used to talk about the future. Sometimes it is called the present progressive. As the two names suggest, it is used to describe things which continue for some time or are in progress. Keep reading to learn more.
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