Before starting the exercise for progressive tense and ongoing state 「…ている」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.
- Genki I – Lesson 7: ～ている
- Tae Kim’s Guide – Other uses of the te-form
Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Progressive Tense and Ongoing State 「…ている」
This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.
- Audio File
English and Hidden Japanese Scripts
||(I’m) writing a letter.
||(I’m) listening to music.
||(I’m) living in Japan.
||(I’m) doing my homework.
||(I) know Tanaka-san.
||(I) have a bag.
||(I) believe my girlfriend.
||(I’m) in trouble.
||Suzuki-san is thin.
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How to Proceed with the Instantaneous Composition Method
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