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The gerund is basically a posh term for when we stick
-ing onto words e.g going
In spanish the `­ing' is either..
..depending on the verb's ending…read more

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Take off the verb's -ar, -er or ­ir ending e.g. hablar
becomes habl
Replace it with
­ANDO for ­ar verbs
­IENDO for ­er/-ir verbs
And tah-daa! You have the gerund!…read more

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Hablar (to talk) =
Hablando (talking)
Comer (to eat) =
Comiendo (eating)
How would you say living using the gerund?…read more

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If the stem* ends in a vowel you use ­YENDO instead
For example:
Leer = leyendo (reading)
Caer = cayendo (falling)
Have a guess what ir becomes..
*what you get when you take off the ending…read more

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The present continuous itself is formed by using ESTAR
Estoy + hablando = I am talking
Estás + comiendo = You are eating
Está + leyendo = He/she/it is reading
Estamos + viviendo = We are living
Estáis + cayendo = You are (pl.) falling
Están + yendo = They are going…read more

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