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The Present Continuous

 

1. We use the present continuous to talk about an action that is happening now.

Examples:

            . The baby is crying. Pick her up.

            . It is raining. Take your umbrella.

            . You can’t talk to my mother now because she is taking a shower.

2. The present continuous tense is formed with the present tense of the verb Be +the simple form of a verb+ -ing

Subject                        Be                   Simple form of verb+-ing

  I                                   am                    doing my homework.

  You (singular)               are                    sleeping.

He                                 is                      reading.

She                               is                      writing.

It                                   is                      working.

We                                are                    eating lunch now.

You (plural)                   are                    watching TV.

They                             are                     studying.

 

3. Negative Statements

We form the negative by placing not between the form of be and the verb in the –ing form.

Examples:         She is not watching TV.

                        They are not reading.

                        I am not sleeping.

 

4. Yes/No Questions: To form yes/no questions we use the following pattern.

            Be + Subject + Main verb in the –ing form

 Examples                                                          Possible Answers

Is Mary sleeping?                                               Yes, she is.

                                                                        No, she isn’t.  Or  No, she’s not.

 

Are you watching TV?                                         Yes, they are.

                                                                        No, they aren’t  Or  No, they’re not.

 

5. Wh/Questions: To form wh/questions we use the following pattern.

            Wh-word + Be + Subject + Main verb in the –ing form

                       

Examples                                              Possible Answers

Where is Mary sleeping?                       She is sleeping in her room.

 

Why are watching TV?                           I am watching TV because I like this program.

Exercises:

  1. Change the following sentences to the negative:
    1. Anna is eating lunch.

…………………………………………………………………………………

    1. I am drinking a cup of coffee.

…………………………………………………………………………………..

    1. We are studying in the library.

…………………………………………………………………………………

    1. My son is wearing blue jeans and a sweatshirt today.

…………………………………………………………………………………

    1. They are studying now.

…………………………………………………………………………………

  1. Make Wh/ questions.

1.         A: …………………………………………………………………………    B. I am writing a letter.

 

2.                  A. …………………………………………………………………………     B.She is eating lunch.

 

3.         A:…………………………………………………………………….         B. They are playing in the park.

 

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