Present Continuous Tense



Present Continuous Tense :



The format of the sentences with this tense is….

Subject of the verb + appropriate auxiliary verb + verb+ing

This Tense is also called Present Progressive Tense.

1. She is walking.
2. He is going.
3. They are laughing.

The present continuous tense is used…

To talk about something that is happening at the moment of speaking…

1. He is trying to break into your car.
2. This calculator is working properly.
3. The children are sleeping.
4. It is raining now.
5. He is leaving now. He will be back after 5 pm today.
6. The teacher is dictating the notes.
7. He is driving his car.
8. They are walking along the bank of the river.
9. The door is making noise.
10. The dog is running hither and thither.

To talk about something that is happening before and after a given time…

1. We are usually having our break-fast before 8 am.
2. My daughter is leaving to her school before 9 am.

To talk about something that we think is temporary…

1. He is teaching history.
2. My sister is doing her homework.
3. Your parents are staying in the hotel.

To talk about something that is changing, growing or developing…

1. My children are growing quickly.
2. The climate in this town is changing rapidly.
3. Your Knowledge of English is improving.

To talk about something that happens again and again….

1. It is raining here in the evening.
2. She is getting angry for no reason.
3. Your parents are arguing for simple reasons.

To talk about something that has been arranged or planned…

1. His parents are leaving to USA next Monday.
2. Their school is opening next week.
3. My brother is coming to India today.

The above stated sentences are the positive sentences with this tense.

Negative Sentences with this tense :

The format of the Negative Sentences with this tense is….

Subject of the verb + appropriate auxiliary verb + not + verb+ing

1. He is not trying to break into your car.
2. This calculator is not working properly.
3. The children are not sleeping.
4. It is not raining now.
5. He is not leaving now. He will not be back after 5 pm today.
6. The teacher is not dictating the notes.
7. His parents are not leaving to USA next Monday.
8. Their school is not opening next week.
9. My brother is not coming to India today.
10. My children are not growing quickly.
11. The climate in this town is not changing rapidly.
12. Your Knowledge of English is not improving.

Interrogative Sentences with this tense :

The format of the Interrogative Sentences with this tense is….

appropriate auxiliary verb + subject of the verb + verb+ing?

1. Is he trying to break into your car?
2. Is this calculator working properly?
3. Are the children sleeping?
4. Is it raining now?
5. Is he leaving now?
6. Is the teacher dictating the notes?
7. Are his parents leaving to USA next Monday?
8. Is their school opening next week?
9. Is my brother coming to India today?
10. Are my children growing quickly?
11. Is the climate in this town changing rapidly?
12. Is your knowledge of English improving?


The other tenses in English are….

  1. Simple Present Tense
  2. Simple Past Tense
  3. Simple Future Tense
  4. Present Continuous Tense (Present Progressive Tense)
  5. Past Continuous Tense (Past Progressive Tense)
  6. Future Continuous Tense (Future Progressive Tense)
  7. Present Perfect Tense
  8. Past Perfect Tense
  9. Future Perfect Tense
  10. Present Perfect Continuous Tense (Present Perfect Progressive)
  11. Past Perfect Continuous Tense (Past Perfect Progressive)
  12. Future Perfect Continuous Tense (Future Perfect Progressive)


RELATED PAGES :



  1. Tenses in English Grammar
  2. Main Tenses
  3. Different Forms of Tenses
  4. Twelve Tenses in English
  5. Forms of The Tenses and Indicative Mood
  6. Tenses and Active Voice
  7. Tenses and Passive Voice
  8. Sequence of Tenses
  9. Tenses
  10. Tenses in English
  11. Continuous Forms of English Tenses
  12. The Three Perfect Tenses
  13. The Progressive Perfect Tenses


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