[JLPT grammar] What’s the difference between 食べています and 食べているところです?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N5 course!



What’s the difference between 食べています and 食べているところです?
Both describe an ongoing action…


[My Reply]

It just describes an action in progress.

It includes the feeling that it’s in progress now, so wait a minute. It emphasizes the progression of actions.
It is often used when we want to explain its condition.

A: そろそろ行きましょうか。
B: 今ランチを食べているころなんです。10分待(ま)ってください。
A: Shall we get going?
B: I’m having lunch right now.  Please wait 10 minutes


I hope my answer helps you.😊


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