Present continues Tense

DEFINITION:    This tense used to talk about an action which is going on or in progress at the time of speaking.

 Explanation:

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.

Positive structure:

Subject + helping verb + 1st verb (ing) + object.

Example:

  1. She is listening to me.
  2. You are talking to me.
  3. They are reading a book.
  4. We are sitting on the chair.
  5. He is writing a letter.

Negative Structure:

Subject + helping verb + not + 1st verb (ing) + object.

Example:

  1. she is not listening to me.
  2. You are not talking to me.
  3. They are not reading a book.
  4. We are not sitting on the chair.
  5. He is not writing a letter.

Interrogative Structure:

Helping verb + Subject + 1st verb (ing) + object?

Example:

  1. Is she listening to me?
  2. Are you talking to me?
  3. Are they reading a book?
  4. Are we sitting on the chair?
  5. Is he not writing a letter?

Exercises:

  • 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)

 

Related Tenses

Past Continues Tense

Future continues Tense

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