# English Present Progressive and German language?

Actually 2 questions: 1. Do English Present Progressive and German Partizip 1 have the same grammatical origin? I mean something like I am thinking. and Ich bin denkend., although German uses it only in combination with verbs (e.g. Denkend starrte ich ins Leere.) which is more like a gerund. 2. Can I also use Ich bin laufend. in the meaning of I am walking.?

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