presens ing-form eller "vanlig" presens

Enkel presens (t.ex. watch, do, study) används för att beskriva vad som regelbundet händer (under en längre period).

Ex. What does Sam do?

  • He is a construction worker.
  • He is a student at Stanford University.
  • He is taking six months off from work to be with his kids.

Presens ing-form (t.ex. am watching, is doing, are studying) används för att beskriva vad som händer för stunden (alltså just nu).

Ex. What is Sam doing?

  • He is having a drink at the bar with some friends.
  • He is studying for a test that he has tomorrow.
  • Not much, he just woke up.