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Structure of Present Continuous Tense with examples

Structure of Present Continuous Tense with examples: there are three types of tenses: Present Tense, Past Tense and Future Tense......
Structure of Present Continuous Tense with examples

Structure of Present Continuous Tense with Examples: Hello students, welcome to Digital Educator. Today we will learn about the Structure of Present Continuous Tense with examples. Present Continuous tense is one of the most important tense to write and speak correct English. Here we will discuss all the rules of present continuous tense means when we have to use this tense and all the forms of present continuous tense like affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences. For any queries please contact us or comment below.

We know that there are three types of tenses: Present Tense, Past Tense and Future Tense. Each tense has four forms. But today we will talk about Present Continuous Tense. It is the second form of Present tense.

Structure of Present Continuous Tense 

Uses of Present Continuous Tense with examples 

We can use this tense in the following ways-

  • To describe an action that is happening now at the time of speaking. 
    For Examples-
    1. I am drinking coffee right now.
    2. It is raining outside.
    3. He is playing football.
    4. They are going to school.
    5. She is dancing.

  • To describe an action that is not happening at the time of speaking but is in progress or for a temporary activity. 
    For Examples-
    1. She is teaching in a school.
    2. I am working in a Multi-National Company. 
    3. He is studying at Calcutta University.
    4. My brother is learning to play the guitar.

  • It is also used to describe the changes taking place now. 

Present Continuous Tense Affirmative Negative and Interrogative Sentences

Present Continuous tense Affirmative Sentences

Let's talk about Present Continuous Tense Affirmative Sentences. We use the affirmative form to write the positive sentences.

We write this tense- Subject + am/is/are + V + ing + Object

For Examples:

  1. I am playing football.
  2. He is drinking water.
  3. She is singing.
  4. I am returning from school.
  5. It is raining outside.
  6. You are thinking. What to do?
  7. I am getting late.
  8. We are trying to do our best.
  9. They are preparing for the exam.
  10. I am teaching my students.

Present Continuous Tense Negative Sentences

We use the Present Continuous Tense negative form to write the negative Sentences.

We write it- Subject + am/is/are + not + V1(first form of verb) + ing + Object

For Examples-

  1. I am not getting late for my office.
  2. They are not reading.
  3. She is not doing her work properly.
  4. You are not sleeping.
  5. People are not talking about him.
  6. The bird is not flying.
  7. He is not watching the TV.
  8. I am not going to the hospital.
  9. It is not working.
  10. We are not making sounds in the class.

Present Continuous Tense Interrogative Sentences

We use the Interrogative form to write the Interrogative Sentences. To make any question we use the Interrogative form.

We write it- 

Am/Is/Are + Subject + V1(first form of verb) + ing + Object?

Or

Question word + am/is/are + Subject + V1(first form of verb) + ing + Object?

Remember Interrogative Sentence always ends with a Question mark (?).

For Example-

  1. What are you doing?
  2. Are you dancing?
  3. Is she jumping on the floor?
  4. How is she playing?
  5. Am I eating fruits?
  6. Is he sleeping in the class?
  7. Where are they running?
  8. Are we losing the match?
  9. Is it raining outside?
  10. When are you coming?

Structure of Present Continuous Tense with examples

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structure of present continuous tense

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