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Present Continuous Tense

In the Present Continuous tense, the action is on-going/ still going on and hence continuous. The present continuous tense is used to talk about actions that are happening at this current moment.

POSITIVE STATEMENTS

SUBJECT

AM / ARE / IS

VERB + ing

REST OF THE SENTENCE

I

am

watching

television.

You

are

watching

television.

He

is

watching

television.

Mohan

is

watching

television

The boy

is

watching

television.

She

is

watching

television.

Pooja

is

watching

television.

The girl

is

watching

television.

We

are

watching

television.

You

are

watching

television.

They

are

watching

television.

The children

are

watching

television.

Notice that we use

‘am’ with ‘I’,

‘is’ with ‘He’ and ‘She’

‘are’ with ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

Present Continuous Tense Exercise 1

NEGATIVE STATEMENTS

SUBJECT

AM NOT / ARE NOT / IS NOT

VERB + ing

REST OF THE SENTENCE

I

am not

playing

chess.

You

are not

playing

chess.

He

is not

playing

chess.

Mohan

is not

playing

chess.

The boy

is not

playing

chess.

She

is not

playing

chess.

Pooja

is not

playing

chess.

The girl

is not

playing

chess.

We

are not

playing

chess.

You

are not

playing

chess.

They

are not

playing

chess.

The men

are not

playing

chess.

Notice that we use

‘am not’ with ‘I’,

‘is not’ with ‘He’ and ‘She’

‘are not’ with ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

Present Continuous Tense Exercise 2

Present Continuous Tense Exercise 3

INTERROGATIVE STATEMENTS / QUESTIONS

AM / ARE / IS

SUBJECT

VERB

REST OF THE SENTENCE

Am

I

reading

a book?

Are

you

reading

a book?

Is

he

reading

a book?

Is

Mohan

reading

a book?

Is

the boy

reading

a book?

Is

she

reading

a book?

Is

Pooja

reading

a book?

Is

the girl

reading

a book?

Are

we

reading

a book?

Are

you

reading

a book?

Are

they

reading

a book?

Are

the men

reading

a book?

Notice the structure of the interrogative statements. We use

‘am’ with ‘I’,

‘is’ with ‘He’ and ‘She’

‘are’ with ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

Present Continuous Tense Exercise