Present continues Tense
DEFINITION: This tense used to talk about an action which is going on or in progress at the time of speaking.
For example, a person says, “I am writing a letter”. It means that he is in the process of writing a letter right now. Such actions which are happening at time of speaking are expressed by present continuous tense. Present Continuous tense is also called Present progressive tense.
Subject + helping verb + 1st verb (ing) + object.
- She is listening to me.
- You are talking to me.
- They are reading a book.
- We are sitting on the chair.
- He is writing a letter.
Subject + helping verb + not + 1st verb (ing) + object.
- she is not listening to me.
- You are not talking to me.
- They are not reading a book.
- We are not sitting on the chair.
- He is not writing a letter.
Helping verb + Subject + 1st verb (ing) + object?
- Is she listening to me?
- Are you talking to me?
- Are they reading a book?
- Are we sitting on the chair?
- Is he not writing a letter?
- You are _______ to news. (listen, listening)
- She _____________ (is watching, are watching)
- I ___________ learning English. (am, are, is)
- Ali and Ahmad ______________playing football. (are, is, am)
- Our teacher ___________teaching us present continues tens. (are, is, am)
- Your friend ________ going to cinema. (are, is, am)
- Their relatives __________traveling to Iran. (is, are, am)