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The following diagram shows examples of Present Continuous Tense and when to use Present Continuous Tense. Scroll down the page for examples and step by step solutions.
Verbs have different forms, called tenses. The tense of a verb tells us when the action happens. We use the present continuous tense to describe actions that are happening now, around now and personal future plans. The present continuous tense is also called the present progressive tense.
We can form the present continuous tense in the following way:
am/is/are + verb + ing = present continuous tense.
verb + ing = present participle
I am learning how to swim.
She is reading a book.
The crow is building a nest.
We can use the present continuous tense in the following situations:
Marcus is making a puppet.
We are singing too loudly.
They are fishing in the stream.
She is staying in New York.
We are working hard these days.
We are going camping tomorrow.
I am starting piano lessons soon.
We are having a barbeque this evening.
We can form the negative of the Present Continuous Tense by adding not after am/are/is.
|I am singing.||I am not singing.||I’m not singing.|
|He is reading.||He is not reading.||He isn’t reading.|
|She is dancing.||She is not dancing.||She isn’t dancing.|
|You are playing.||You are not playing.||You aren’t playing.|
|They are sleeping.||They are not sleeping.||They aren’t sleeping.|
|It is raining.||It is not raining.||It isn’t raining.|
How to make basic sentences in present continuous tense?
Forms and uses of the present progressive tense or present continuous tense.
The present continuous or present progressive verb tense
The present continuous tense describes actions that are happening now and in the future
The following videos show the differences between the Present Tense and the Present Continuous Tense.
Present Simple vs Present Continuous.
The differences between the present tense and the present continuous tense in English
Learn about the difference between the Present Simple and the Present Continuous (Progressive) in English
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