Present Continuous Tense Examples

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:

  1. Affirmative
  2. Negative
  3. Interrogative
  4. Negative Interrogative
  5. Interrogative with “Wh-Word”

Affirmative

Formula:

Subject + (is/are/am) + V1(ing) + object

Examples:

  1. Rakesh is going to college.
  2. Radhika is eating mango.
  3. You are writing an application.
  4. They are playing cricket
  5. She is drinking coffee.

Negative

Formula:

Subject + (is/are/am) + not + V1(ing) + object

Examples:

  1. Rakesh is not going to college.
  2. Radhika is not eating mango.
  3. You are not writing an application.
  4. They are not playing cricket
  5. She is not drinking coffee.

Interrogative

Formula:

(Is/Are/Am) + subject + V1(ing) + object?

Examples:

  1. Is Rakesh going to college?
  2. Is Radhika eating mango?
  3. Are you writing an application?
  4. Are they playing cricket?
  5. Are she is drinking coffee?

Negative Interrogative

Formula:

(Is/Are/Am) + subject + not + V1(ing) + object?

Examples:

  1. Is Rakesh not going to college?
  2. Is Radhika not eating mango?
  3. Are you not writing an application?
  4. Are they not playing cricket?
  5. Are she is not  drinking coffee?

Interrogative with “Wh-Word”

Formula:

‘Wh-word’+ (is/are/am) + subject + V1(ing) + object?

Examples:

  1. Where is Rakesh going?
  2. What is Radhika eating?
  3. What you are writing?
  4. What they playing?
  5. What she is drinking?

Uses:

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

Adverbials:

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.

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