Present Continuous Tense, Affirmative, Negative, Interrogative, Negative Interrogative, Interrogative with “Wh-Word”
Definition: Present Continuous Tense is also called the Present Progressive Tense. Present Continuous Tense is used for the action is happening now or for an action. It composed of two parts- the present tense of the verb to be + the present participle of the main verb.
5 Types of Present Continuous Tense:
- Negative Interrogative
- Interrogative with “Wh-Word”
Subject + (is/are/am) + V1(ing) + object
- Rakesh is going to college.
- Radhika is eating mango.
- You are writing an application.
- They are playing cricket
- She is drinking coffee.
Subject + (is/are/am) + not + V1(ing) + object
- Rakesh is not going to college.
- Radhika is not eating mango.
- You are not writing an application.
- They are not playing cricket
- She is not drinking coffee.
(Is/Are/Am) + subject + V1(ing) + object?
- Is Rakesh going to college?
- Is Radhika eating mango?
- Are you writing an application?
- Are they playing cricket?
- Are she is drinking coffee?
(Is/Are/Am) + subject + not + V1(ing) + object?
- Is Rakesh not going to college?
- Is Radhika not eating mango?
- Are you not writing an application?
- Are they not playing cricket?
- Are she is not drinking coffee?
Interrogative with “Wh-Word”
‘Wh-word’+ (is/are/am) + subject + V1(ing) + object?
- Where is Rakesh going?
- What is Radhika eating?
- What you are writing?
- What they playing?
- What she is drinking?
1 To express pre planned decided programmes with the words- tomorrow, next week.
Example: Sangeeta is coming tomorrow.
2 To express intention or possibility of the work in near future ‘going to’ is used.
Example: Sangeeta is going to play badminton
now, still, today, tonight, these days, now a day, at time, at this moment, at present.
These adverbials are not used in continuous form:
1 Verbs of Preception:
see, hear, taste, smell, prefer, please, recall.
2 Verbs showing freeding or state of mind:
want, wish, desire, like, dislike, believer, care, hate, hope, imagine, refuse, forgive.
3 Verbs showing possession:
possess, own, belong to, have.
4 Verb denoting the process of thinking:
know, feel, think, suppose, remember, forgot, recollect, mind, recall, understand, mean, realize.