Is the following sentence in present simple or continuous tense?

I am in class.

How do you change it to the other tense?

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    Please give an example of what you think the present simple and present continuous are, and clarify why you're having a problem with the particular sentence in the question. Jun 28, 2020 at 13:44
  • Perhaps you need to review what those tenses mean before asking how to change something that is not relevant. Also, this question belongs on ELL, and not here.
    – Lambie
    Apr 24, 2021 at 20:52

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I am in class - is a declarative clause in the Present Simple.

Subject= I

verb= am acts here as a linking verb or copula, and thus the clause's verb

your complement - in class(might be an adjunct, not too sure) doesn't allow for the sentence to be said in Present Progressive.

I am being in class does not work because you need a "dynamic adjective" as a complement for it to work.

as in:

I am being nice, or I am being funny.

Nice and funny are adjectives that can complement be in Present Progressive ( there aren't too many of those).

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