1/7 on Present Tense Verbs
The simple present
tense verb is action happening right now. The sentence is
either a statement; I read. Read is the action.
And/or, the present progressive verb tense is an event
that is ongoing right now; We are reading. Are is the "To
Be" verb stating that the event is happening right now
and the verb plus ing; reading, is the progressive verb telling
us that it is continuing.
The action is happening right now and I am saying the sentence
at the same time.
Between 70% to 90% of honey
bees are dying world
wide. ~are is the simple present
tense verb "To Be", an event happening right now. ~ ing is
the present progressive verb tense, an event that is happening
now and is continuing.
||Circle the simple present verbs
and the present progressive verbs. The first one has been done
||Entomologists are warning humans
that bee colonies are dwindling.
||Officially termed, Colony Collapse Disorder, CCD is blaming air
pollution, genetically modified crops, agor-chemicals and cell
phone radio waves.
||Albert Einstein predicated, "When the honeybee is becoming extinct,
the human race will follow within four years."
||Honey bees are to the health
of the Earth like a canary is to
a mine. They are a sign telling us
of dangers. If the canary dies there is leaking of
toxic gas in the mine shaft. Get out.
If the honey bees are dying,
our Earth is dying.