てForm + います

Yesterday, I talked about how to use てform . Today, I will talk about one of the most basic usage of てform .


If てForm is used with います, that expresses an action being undertaken.


本を読みます。I read a book.

⇒本を読んでいます。I am reading a book.


テレビを見ます。I watch TV.

⇒テレビを見ています。I am watching TV.


Of course, if the verb is for describing a state rather than an action, you cannot use this pattern. For example:








Tomorrow, I will talk a bit more about this pattern.

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